The Largest Gaming Platform, Roblox, has Been Confirmed to Launch on Meta Quest 2, Pro, and soon Quest 3.
The long-awaited moment has arrived – after months of anticipation following a mysterious tease from Roblox, we have received official confirmation. Roblox is making its way to the realm of standalone VR, exclusively on Meta Quest devices.
The game is set to launch as an open beta on App Lab in the coming weeks, as confirmed by Meta. With its staggering library of approximately 15 million games and experiences, this milestone could mark a significant turning point in the standalone VR game industry. Given that Roblox attracts a staggering 66 million daily users, its arrival in the VR realm is expected to draw a huge crowd wanting to explore the vast amount of experiences available in VR.
According to reports, creators and developers on Roblox will require almost no additional effort to port their experiences to VR. This seamless transition is expected to encourage developers to embrace VR, as the inclusion of cross-platform multiplayer functionality provides them with an opportunity to expand their player base and reach a wider audience.
Roblox has supported PCVR and will continue to do so – Desktop and VR experiences will still be accessible on PCVR headsets. For more detailed information, both developers and those curious can find additional resources and updates here.
The exact launch date of the official release is currently unknown, and so is the date for the start of the open beta. Stay tuned for updates, as in the coming weeks, you will have the opportunity to personally test Roblox in VR. The open beta phase is intended to assist developers in optimizing their experiences with VR headsets. As we await the official launch date, it is difficult to determine the duration of the open beta.
As mentioned earlier, Roblox’s entry into VR has the potential to be a game-changer for the VR industry. With a vast selection of millions of worlds available to explore on affordable entry-level headsets like Meta Quest 2, the upcoming Project Ventura, or the mid-range Quest 3, we may witness the emergence of the largest Social Platform within the VR space. Yes, not Meta’s Horizon Worlds, not VRChat, but Roblox has the potential to be the number one in this category.