Design New Items

SOE players are some of the most dedicated, emotionally invested players in any virtual world. For the first time, you have opportunity to create parts of our world by designing new in-game items.

Player Studio™ is a new program that invites (initially US-based) players to download sample geometry, learn how virtual items are constructed, and try designing items. You can try your hand at writing a creative name, item description, and rationale for how it fits into the ongoing narrative storyline.

The initial games to allow item creation will be:

Everquest Everquest2 Planetside 2

Selected items will be offered for sale in the SOE Marketplace alongside items created by staff artists, priced in SOE's Station Cash virtual currency. Revenue from the sale of these items will be shared back with the creative player.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Player Studio™?
Player Studio is a program that offers players the opportunity to tap into their own creativity by creating in-game items that can be sold in the marketplace of their favorite participating online game.
How does Player Studio work?
SOE's Player Studio program invites players to download sample geometry files for actual in-game objects and through the use of standard third party art tools, learn how to develop, design and personalize items of their own – from re-coloring and re-texturing, to reshaping an item's geometry. Once complete, players are encouraged to name and create a description for their item, describe how the item will fit into the game's ongoing narrative storyline, and submit it to SOE for review and possible inclusion in the SOE Marketplace. If a player-created item is selected for inclusion in the SOE Marketplace, SOE will share 40% of the net amount it receives from the sale of the item with the player that created the item.
Who can participate in Player Studio?
The Player Studio program is open to all eligible players 18 and older who have a Station Account in good standing. Players under 18 may participate with the help of a parent or legal guardian. The first phase of the program will be available to U.S.-based players, and we plan to expand the program over time to include other countries.
Which games are included in this program?
We are currently accepting submissions for EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, and PlanetSide® 2.
How can I get started making items?

For more information on how to get started in SOE's Player Studio program, visit https://player-studio.soe.com/how-to-submit.

Additionally, following is a list of useful third party art tools for helping to create in-game items:

3D Modeling:

Texturing:

Tutorials and Online Digital Communities: