informa
1 min read
News

SCEE Head Hints At LittleBigPlanet User-Generated Sales

Speaking to Europe's official PlayStation site, SCEE president David Reeves has revealed that plans are underway to monetize user-generated LittleBigPlanet levels, saying qualifying creators will be allowed to charge for the content they create thr
Speaking to Europe's official PlayStation site, SCEE president David Reeves has revealed that plans are underway to monetize user-generated LittleBigPlanet levels, saying qualifying creators will be allowed to charge for the content they create through the game. Speaking to the site more broadly about the importance of user-generated content, Reeves said that not only was giving players the ability to express themselves a highly motivating factor, but that the ability to "sell things and make money is really very attractive." "For example," explained Reeves, "what we’re trying to do with LittleBigPlanet is almost iTunes meets eBay in the sense that once an individual or a developer has qualified by producing certain levels or certain add-ons, they will then be able in the future to exchange these and make money out of them." "Eventually," he joked, "it’s feasible that you might well see the first LittleBigPlanet millionaire!" concluding that "even if you charge less than one euro, it doesn’t take many downloads if you’ve got a really strong LittleBigPlanet level for people to be able to make money. It’s a great way for people to show others what they can do."

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more