Littlebigplanet to have pay-to-play levels

Media Molecule has revealed that sometime after the initial release of LittleBigPlanet the game will have some pay-to-play levels available for download. However, unlike most downloadable content these new levels will be created by players of the game, and not by the developers themselves.

Apparently, players will not instantly be able to put up content and start charging for it straight away. They will instead have to prove themselves by first uploading quality free content. If Media Molecule then sees a player is providing quality levels to the community they will then allow them the option to stick a price tag on their work.

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,” comments David Reeves, president of SCEE. “Eventually, it’s feasible that you might well see the first LittleBigPlanet millionaire!