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LittleBigPlanet allows users to charge for created content

What's a better incentive to create a level in LittleBigPlanet than good, hard cold cash?

According to recent comments by David Reeves, president of SCEE, that's what's planned for the upcoming community-driven platformer.

"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," Reeves notes. "Eventually, it's feasible that you might well see the first LittleBigPlanet millionaire!"

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TheHater3770d ago

Man, this game keep getting better and better. I will pay for a level if it kick ass. I hope to create level also, were I can charge people for it, if it good enough.

i_eatbreakfast4lunch3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

so much for this game being a success.....

this will turn this game into a ripoff marketplace, people will begin to set up their own stores and whatnot, its a sham on the whole idea that made UT3 great, free mods, imagine free mods in a great game.... hence what would have been with LBP, now its going to crap!

gaffyh3770d ago

If you can charge for your content that is awesome. I gotta start thinking about what type of levels I'm gonna make.

PoSTedUP3770d ago

ima try and make a good level as fast as possible so i can get it out on display quick ya know so alot of people can see it. this is going to be crazy.

Overr8ed3770d ago

Well then how would the money be transfer? is it going to you or to your PSN ID?

chasuk083770d ago

I hope you all the read the article first, as its not like the itunes app store, where you can charge for any odd crap, you need to go through a process where you have to qualify to be able to charge for your level.

ThanatosDMC3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

Did someone mention EA? HAHHAHAHA... watch how EA will copy this... err... or M$???

I'm pretty sure Adult Sexy contents will sell better. Though those would make humorous games!

Lionsguard3770d ago

You have to make something amazingly awesome and get it approved my MM first before you can sell it so no people won't be be setting up shops.

spunnups3770d ago

we're supposed to share the levels, not sell them. i dont have a good feeling about this at all. i hope they change their minds about this.

ChampIDC3770d ago

I hope they have pretty high requirements for being able to charge money. Too many levels costing money might lessen the appeal. I'm hoping they have the right balance for this. It could definitely work if implemented right.

sonarus3770d ago

This is lame. But i can only see myself paying for an LBP level coming off ps store and it better be the greatest level ever made. They need to scrap the idea

PoSTedUP3770d ago

most likely PAYpal or something. if anything.

Peppy la Moca3770d ago

People will be more motivated to create good levels knowing if it's good enough they can make money off it, and others will try to get more levels out there to get themselves established as quality level makers so they too will be able to charge for their even better levels in the future.

CrazzyMan3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

+ there will be like 10 000 or maybe even 100 000 levels eventually.)
+ not all people will charge their levels, atleast not all.)
+ it`s a work to create a GREAT level, it`s a good thing when work is paid.)
+ just think, you charge a level for 0.1$, with 50 000 - 100 000 downloads you get 5-10k $. Isn`t that great? =)
+ and it`s cheaper(i hope they won`t charge more), then guitar hero songs.))
+ you will have to do really great level, that people would buy it.)
+ it`s all about choice, to pay or not to pay, to charge or not to charge.)

Omegasyde3770d ago

First off Reeves is saying that you would have to submit your material and get approved first by the developers. It must be rated so they won't let people charge others for crap levels.

"so great now I got to pay to DL content!" is really blowing the point of the content way out of proportion.

This will also net more people into buying the game which is genius. Don't think you have to pay for everything, but on the other hand to those thinking you are going to get rich think again. I can see alot of copycat level making already a problem especially if someone is charging for a level and someone is going to copy the concept make it a tad bit better and then try to submit it. Also I am sure Sony/MM will also get a piece of the pie, of everything sold.

Also if people are still turned off by this...Why not just make your own levels? Problem solved.

yesah3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

this is bull, it should be play, create, share not sell. I mean it would be fine if you could charge for sackboy cloths and mods, and maybe even some items to put in your level. But not whole levels, this takes all they joy of roaming level to level with freinds. i dont want to pay to play a halfway decent level, and i want to play some other levels, anyone who makes a level will submit it, they dont want to miss out on making money. So you will only be able to play halfway decent levels by paying.

I liked LBP but this disgusts me as a ways the developers could milk the game. Dont follow blindly and except everything LBP says its not god, and as of now no good.

Edit:

@crazzy man

i hear you but, if you make a awsome level with a chance to make "5-10k" you really are not going to charge for it? of course you would, LBP just got greedy.

Delive3770d ago

MM will monitor the situation and the "dedicated" people making "High Quality" levels and scenarios will be "Rewarded" with the "Option" to receive compensation for their hard work. The rest of us "Casual" designers will make fun and creative levels as we can and the "Pervs" & "Racists", well you know what they will make.

So, this will by no means make it so there are no good quality free levels. Not at all. It will mean that those who prove that can produce worthy content will be able to earn something for it. As long as they don't get carried away with the prices, I'm cool with it.

Tomdc3770d ago

jus imgine how much money you could make from somethin like this if you make one that is really popular! Say 100,000 people buy it at 1 quid a download... thats 100 grand... unlikely but a few levels should get that kind of popularity!

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MaximusPrime3770d ago

this change my mind about littlebigplanet. if it means making profits, then i gotta start getting some ideas for the game. :s

Adriokor3770d ago

allows them for creativity and good start without wasting money on school

Salvadore3770d ago

"...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,"

Good thing people have qualify before being able to charge for content.

Hershy9993770d ago

That quote was from a few months ago and they just restated it.

DarkBlade3770d ago

It seem like you are the only one that cares that it's old. Plus i haven't heard of this, sounds awesome.

spunnups3770d ago

because this scares me. PSN is all about being free, make money on advertisements , not creativity.