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Roblox PlayStation Port

Posted by: poisoN in News (Consoles)     Tags: PlayStation Port Roblox
Roblox may be receiving a Playstation port soon, hinted at by a job listing specifically requesting a software engineer for Playstation. The game creation sandbox offers millions of games mainly created in Roblox by young, independent game developers and is currently available on PC, mobile, and Xbox. Although Roblox has had its fair share of controversies since its launch in 2006, the game has remained steadily popular, especially among younger players.

A majority of the controversies Roblox has faced deal with its massive popularity among minors and the way the community typically treats them. While Roblox Corporation earns around $3 million a day, the mostly young developers who are responsible for the actual games on the website are not earning very much at all. This paired with the fact that about 75% of Roblox players are under the age of 18 and are frequently faced with the risk of internet predators, offensive games, and a surplus of microtransactions, it's not surprising that many are skeptical about the platform. However, the platform has done a decent job of encouraging internet safety and filtering out dangerous content for children, including a new age verification system created in Roblox specifically for the introduction of voice chat.

Roblox may finally be heading to Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 after years of high demand. According to The Verge (via PlayStation LifeStyle), a job listing posted by Roblox Corporation on the Roblox website is requesting a "Senior Software Engineer, Playstation Console," suggesting that Roblox may be considering moving the sandbox game to the Sony platform after over a decade of excluding it. The listing explicitly states that the job's responsibility will be to "develop and support the Roblox client application for gaming consoles platforms like Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4."

It's worth noting that online multiplayer games like Fortnite (which also offers a type of sandbox game creation) have amassed massive success due in part to their availability on PlayStation, with Playstation microtransactions attributing to around half of Fortnite's revenue. While fans and players of Roblox will be pleased by the game's appearance on Playstation, the console may also benefit Roblox Corporation as well. With over 50 million players and Roblox contributing to over a billion dollars in mobile game spending, it would be no surprise that the game platform would rake in lots of money on PS4 and PS5 as well.

While a Playstation port for Roblox was only hinted at by a job listing, it's still exciting for fans who have been asking for one for years. This may bring ample opportunities not only for Roblox itself, but also the players and developers who have driven the game creation platform to its extreme success. Despite multiple controversies, Roblox is still staying afloat and gaining new players and games every day. Once a Playstation port is available or even confirmed, maybe Roblox will finally consider a Nintendo Switch port.
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