Sony Online Entertainment announced that Player Studio support will begin for Landmark on or before May 1, 2014. As part of the rollout, for the first time ever, Player Studio creators in select regions outside of the United States will be able to submit in-game items across all Player Studio-supported games.
Player Studio offers gamers and creators the opportunity to create items that can be sold in the in-game marketplaces of their favourite SOE games and share in revenue generated by those sales. Previously, participation in Player Studio required that creators be based in the United States and skilled at creating items in 3D modeling software. With Landmark, SOE opens the door for many more players around the world to participate as they can build directly within the game itself, using Landmark's powerful and flexible toolset.
"Landmark offers powerful and intuitive tools that enable players to build just about anything they can imagine," said Dave Georgeson, Director of Development, EverQuest franchise. "Players who choose to participate will be able to make meaningful royalties by building in and playing the game they love. Our vision is that some prolific and talented creators will turn this into a full-time career."
Players can currently create items across 17 different item categories in EverQuest, EverQuest II and PlanetSide 2 and SOE is adding 18 more categories across all participating Player Studio games in the coming months.
Currently, participation in the Player Studio program is only available to residents of the United States. With the launch of Player Studio in Landmark this spring, SOE will introduce new updates to the program for all supported titles that will simplify and expedite the Player Studio registration process and also allow international players to participate. The program is planned to roll out soon to residents of Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and is expected to be available in additional countries later this year. An SOE Station account is required to create items for Player Studio.