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

Original story (from Dec 31, 2019) 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, 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.

Click/Tap to zoom

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 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, 2020)

Is the Roblox shut down rumor linked to ‘oof’ death sound from Tommy Tallarico game Messiah? Head here to read the complete story.

Update 2 (Jan 15, 2020)

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.

Update 3 (October 29, 2021)

Roblox went down today and wasn’t working for users around the world. However, before assuming the worst, this was a random outage and not any indication that the platform is shutting down.

Update 4 (January 22, 2021)

Is Roblox getting shut down in 2022? Many of you would be thinking if this is really happening. Well, find solace in the fact that this is just a rumor.

Roblox isn’t getting deleted in 2022 from any of the platforms it runs on, including PC, iPhone, Android, or Xbox. More on that here.

Update 5 (December 8, 2022)

Lately, a rumor has spread like wildfire on the internet stating that Roblox is shutting down on January 01, 2023 (1, 2).

However, they are only unfounded rumors without anything official to back them up. If something this important were to happen so soon, there should be at least one official confirmation by now.

For more details on the matter, you can check the following video:

Update 6 (December 12, 2022)

It seems that the officials still haven’t responded to the current rumors related to shutting down of Roblox as they did back in 2020.

Update 7 (December 14, 2022)

01:06 pm (IST): While shutdown rumors continue to pour in, Roblox is celebrating the year 2022 with an official Yearboox along with new Avatars.

Looking at the Roblox team getting along with Year in review trend, it seems that falling for the shutdown rumors is simply a waste of time.

Update 8 (December 19, 2022)

01:45 pm (IST): Roblox corp stocks are currently crashing, which could lead them to make the decision to ‘shut down’ the game.

Source (click/tap tap to expand)

However, this currently remains highly unlikely. First, because the variation in the value of the shares is not so rare in the current bull market, and second, because nothing official has yet emerged about it.

Update 9 (January 02, 2023)

05:53 pm (IST): Given that the game is still active, it appears that the current deadline of January 1, 2023, of Roblox shutting down was a hoax.

It can be seen from the reports on Twitter that players are still able to play the game. Moreover, some are also streaming it on Twitch.

Update 10 (July 20, 2023)

10:27 pm (IST): Roblox is currently inaccessible for a section of users. However, its due to a recent outage. More on that here.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here

Vaibhav Chawla
704 Posts

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.

Next article View Article

[Update: Crashing when sending gifts] Pokemon Go crashing on iPhones and other iOS devices, but there's a fix

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story……. Original story (published on August 26, 2018) follows: Fresh reports are coming in that users of the popular Pokemon...
Aug 14, 2023 4 Min Read