Sony Online Entertainment has announced Player Studio, a new program for its EverQuest MMO's that lets players create in-game items that can be sold in the marketplace of their favorite online game. The company also announced two new expansions: EverQuest: Rain of Fear and EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity.
SOE's new Player Studio gives players a "sample geometry" for actual in-game objects which they can turn into stuff that can be sold using third party art tools. Players can learn how to develop, design and personalize items of their own, name and create descriptions for their items, and submit it to SOE for review and possible inclusion on the SOE Marketplace. If SOE selects the item, SOE will share 40 percent of the net amount it receives from the sale of these items with its creator.
"For the first time in SOE history, players will be able to build and sell their own items, truly creating a unique, customizable online marketplace within our games," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "At SOE, we believe everyone is a gamer at heart, and our goal with Player Studio is to provide a platform on which our players can further explore their inner gamer while showcasing their passion for the games they love. We are looking forward to seeing our players' creativity come to life in an entirely new way."
For more information on Player Studio, visit www.soe.com/player-studio. For more information about EverQuest's new expansion check out www.everquest.com/expansions, and for more info about the new EverQuest II expansion, visit www.everquest2.com/expansions.