The other shoe has dropped. The big announcement is here.
That is right, SOE has announced Player Studio.
You will get paid to create new items for SOE’s marketplace. It is kicking off in EverQuest and EverQuest II and will move to other SOE games in the future. Not stat items though.
And, just in case you were wondering, you won’t get paid in Station Cash.
I think my guess at the big announcement was kind of amusing in hindsight:
I was wrong overall, but was right about an EQII expansion and user created content.
While there is a basic question and answer section at the link above, real details will have to wait for a bit.
We will be announcing more information and details about the Player Studio program at this year’s SOE Live event on October 18-21, 2012.
So what do you think? Are they making a fundamental change to the industry?
Is this the new wave of the future, the way to keep the cash shop fully stocked with fresh new items?
Does this sound a bit like Second Life?
And are you going to run out and make some skimpy armor or a new mount or some Danish modern furniture as soon as it is available?
A fuller, and less snark-ish view of this is available, of course, at EQ2 Wire.