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 weâ€™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, "itâ€™s feasible that you might well see the first LittleBigPlanet
millionaire!" concluding that "even if you charge less than one euro, it doesnâ€™t take many downloads if youâ€™ve got a really strong LittleBigPlanet
level for people to be able to make money. Itâ€™s a great way for people to show others what they can do."