Within a week,the beta versions forRobloxon Meta VR devices surpassed over 1 million downloads. Roblox Corp. CEO David Baszucki called it “another step towards Roblox everywhere, on all devices.”
The popular creation platform just released for the Meta Quest 2 and the new-ish Meta Quest Pro headsets, albeit via App Lab rather than a native app. WhileRobloxhas existed on various VR devices since 2016, its release on the Quest headsets comes as Meta is working to become a larger player in the VR space, particularly for games.
WhileRobloxis currently in beta on the headsets, that it’s able to reach such a milestone in such a short time bodes well for the success of the full version whenever that releases. In this year alone, young adults and older teenagers especially have been flocking toRobloxin droves.
What’s next forRoblox and other game platforms
Beyond Meta,Roblox’sfuture may soon involve PlayStation. During Microsoft’s FTC trial in late June, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Jim Ryan revealed that the company was working at bringing the creation title to Sony’s console.
Console-wise, the game only exists on the Xbox One. Sony has reportedly previously shied away from havingRobloxtouch the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 because of those consoles’ young userbase, and the title has come under fire for trying to encouragesaid audience to spend real-world money.
But Robloxkeeps growing in terms of player base and revenue, and its Meta turn may further increase that revenue stream. At this point, it’s a matter of ‘when,’ not ‘if’ Sony will cut a deal in order to boost its third-party revenue.