In a recent article by React2424, it was revealed that the online game, Roblox, would be shutting down due to overpopulation. Though this hasn’t been confirmed by the creators themselves, participants of the game are, understandably, freaking out.
As stated on the webpage, they wrote, “Because of the population, the Roblox servers will shut down on March 22, 2020. It was a fun time, but we make less money now and we can’t hold the servers. We don’t have the money to keep them up.”
What is Roblox?
Roblox is a huge multiplayer online game which allows gamers to design their own games on top of being able to play a variety of online games created by other online users. It was initially released in 2005 and has reached a wide range of players worldwide giving the young generation a way to be creative collectively.
The creators who play the game have grown to over 4 million, which is twice what it was in 2017. In total, Roblox totals in 64 million creators while bringing in mainly a younger crowd but reaching others as well.
Participants are not happy with the news.
On a forum on Roblox.com, the news broke about the alleged shutdown. Fans weren’t very happy and expressed what the game meant to them.
One participant on the site said, “Roblox PLEASE don’t shut down?! We all love this game its ok if everyone who plays has to take a break from playing but don’t delete and remove everyone! Please, just make an announcement saying you’ll be closing the game for a while and when you have enough money to put it back up, do! We all love Roblox very much! All the people who spent money, this game it will all be wasted and pointless.”
Others didn't believe a word of it. One said, “Some idiots are promoting the lie that Roblox is shutting down just to get attention.” Whether the news is true or not, people are wondering if the game should even exist in the first place due to safety regulations.
Is Roblox safe?
Being that this is a game that allows full creation of your own choosing, people may be inclined to add things that may be unsafe or too mature for other creators to indulge in. In June 2018, a group of players came together and made their characters “gang rape” another character. The character in the game who was being sexually abused was a 7-year-old girl. After reporting what happened, the players were kicked off and new safeguards were added to the game.
So, is Roblox really shutting down?
According to gameindustry.biz, the company said “its global community is on track to bring in a total of over $70 million in payouts to creators in 2018, over twice the amount earned last year. With that being said, it seems as though no dramatic actions as close to shutting the entire game down will be taking place.
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