Games are big business not just for the studios that make them. One gamer has made more than $100,000 so far by selling in-game items for Sony Online Entertainment's Player Studio, according to a Polygon report detailing the latest episode of Game Talk Live.
Responding to a question about whether or not SOE's new post-apocalyptic MMO H1Z1 will have Player Studio support, Smedley said this would be the case, and revealed that the company recently had its first user cross $100,000 in lifetime revenue.
SOE's Player Studio lets you download sample geometry files for actual in-game objects and then you can use third-party software like Photoshop or Maya to create new items and submit them for sales in games like EverQuest, EverQuest 2, and PlanetSide 2.
To make money from Player Studio, SOE needs to approve your custom-made item. If they do, they will sell it in the SOE Marketplace, and you'll get to keep 40 percent of the net amount of sales. Right now, Player Studio is open only to people in the United States 18 or older.