Roblox, the incredibly popular online game creation platform, is making its way to VR through Meta Quest. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, announced this exciting development, which was followed by an official blog post from Roblox. A beta version of the app will be launching in a few weeks, accessible through the dedicated App Lab on the Quest platform.
The beta release will be compatible with Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets, while OG Quest owners will have to wait. The recently unveiled Quest 3 was not mentioned, likely because it won't be available in time for the beta. However, having a fully realized version of Roblox as a launch title for the Quest 3 would be incredibly compelling. Especially considering the game's massive user base of over 66 million daily players across various platforms.
In true cross-platform fashion, this VR version of Roblox will allow users to access and interact with their creations across different devices. It includes phones and consoles, depending on the developer's implementation. The Roblox team is actively encouraging developers to embrace VR and create experiences using the forthcoming toolset accessible through the Creator Dashboard. Soon, VR will be recognized as a new device type alongside desktop, mobile, tablet, and console.
Although Meta recently lowered the minimum age requirement for operating a Quest headset from 13 to ten, this change will not affect Roblox. Users must still be at least 13 years old to access the app in VR. This decision aligns with the game's addictive nature and the need to prioritize child safety concerns.