[Company officially refutes rumors ] Roblox shutting down in March, 2020? I don't think so

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Jan 15, 2020 Gaming, News

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (from Dec 31) follows:

Roblox is one of the most popular multiplayer games & it has been created by David Baszucki. The game allows users to create their own games & to play games created by other users. Roblox was launched on September 1, 2006, & it is available on all the major platforms including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android & Xbox One.

In August 2019, Roblox surpassed Minecraft with 100 million monthly players. Roblox is where anyone can unleash their creativity and have fun with their friends, no matter where they live,” Chris Misner, president of Roblox International, said in the press release.”

Also, in conversation with PocketGamer.biz, Roblox vice president of marketing and digital civility Tami Bhaumik said that the game growth enhanced significantly in the year 2015. With an increase in the game’s playerbase, the company also expanded its data centers across the world. The company & game developers are surely looking to expand the game as a platform where players can create more interactive content.

But rumors about shutting down of the game got many Roblox players worried about the game’s future in July 2019. Well, at that time many believed those rumors & thought the game will shut down on March 22, 2020. Well, it was a prank & website which posted this fake news did it to get views.

Well, even at that time many informed users tried to get into the root of this matter and mailed Roblox’s official team regarding this issue. In an official response, Roblox official confirmed that rumors are untrue. Have a look at the official statement down below in the shared image.

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Cut to now, rumors have again started to buildup from the last few days & many publications have been talking about the shutting down of the game. Well, we would like to inform our users that it doesn’t seem practical for the game to shut down with over 90 million player base.

Also, as per PocketGamer.biz article, the company has a vision of generating $40 million to $50 million revenue per year by 2022. Also, the Roblox platform currently features nearly 50 million games & it hopes to pay $100 million to its creators. The company also raised a funding of $185 million in 2018.

So, if you look at these facts, a company which is looking to pay its creators a whopping 100$ million & looking to expand the game further as a platform, has no possibility of shutting down. Also, recently Roblox partnered with Disney for the promotion of the “Rise of Skywalker” film.

Update 1 (Jan 09)

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Update 2 (Jan 15)

Good news for those who’ve been worried. Roblox has officially called the shutdown rumor a “hoax.” Here’s what Roblox conveyed through their official Twitter handle a few hours back:

Let’s set things straight: Roblox isn’t “shutting down.” The same hoax (with a few details changed) goes around every year or two.

Remember: don’t believe everything y’all read on the internet! ?

So Roblox isn’t going anywhere?.

P.S. Apart from Roblox, rumors about Minecraft shutting down are also catching heat.

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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.