Roblox will soon start allowing adult content such as gambling, profanity, alcohol use, and dating. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Why is Roblox such a big deal?
Contrary to what many people think, Roblox is not a game in and of itself. Instead, this popular online platform and storefront offers users a place to play games made by other developers. One of the unique aspects of the platform is that it features games created by its users, so making games is half the fun.
In 2020, more than half of all children under the age of 16 in the United States have played Roblox.
Roblox is exceptionally popular with younger kids, and in 2020, more than half of all children under the age of 16 in the United States have played Roblox. Although access to Roblox and its games is free, many users choose to spend money on the in-game virtual currency Robux, cosmetics, upgrades, or skins. Developers earned up to $1 million in one year by monetizing their contributions.
A game for a younger audience
Roblox is advertised as a “fantasy platformer” and is exceptionally favored by kids and younger gamers. with 55 million daily active users In February 2022, the popularity of Roblox has been steadily increasing.
The limitless level of freedom and creativity on Roblox makes it an ideal platform for young children to explore the gaming world. Users can play a seemingly infinite number of games without paying anything unless they want to purchase cosmetics or other in-game items with Robux. In addition, the idea of making money from game development just entices users to contribute more and more.
Big changes are coming soon to Roblox
With a platform so dominated by kids, it was quite a surprise that Roblox made a major change to its content. The platform will soon allow adult content such as profanity and gambling, which aligns with previous news that Roblox may have been looking to rate its games 17+.
This news comes from Bloxi Newsa trusted source for the latest Roblox news on Twitter, which cited its own source RobloxTrackers. RobloxTrackers has a Twitter and Github that can track any changes made to the platform’s API files:
Allowing dating references, gambling, profanity, and alcohol may cause Roblox to astonish many users. Many parents of young players would strongly object to such dramatic changes. Although Roblox has an age verification system, many people still think that more safety controls should be added to the platform. in 2022, BBC reveals ‘sex problem’ Hidden in a primitive Roblox game designed for kids.
Roblox’s virtual transformation is likely to be met with controversy, such as Most users are under the age of 18.