The highly popular online game creation platform known as Roblox will soon be available in virtual reality through the Meta Quest platform. The announcement was made by Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, and it was further confirmed through an official blog post from Roblox. A beta version of the VR app is set to be released in a few weeks, and users will be able to access it through the Quest platform’s dedicated App Lab.
The beta version will be accessible for the Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets, which means owners of the original Quest (OG Quest) won’t have the opportunity to try it out. The newly revealed Quest 3 wasn’t mentioned in this context, probably due to its expected release date being after the beta release. Nevertheless, once the game is fully developed and ready for launch, it could become an incredibly enticing title for the Quest 3. Roblox’s immense popularity, with over 66 million daily users across various platforms, would undoubtedly make it a strong contender as a compelling VR game for the new Quest iteration.
With that goal in mind, Roblox aims to create a fully cross-platform title, ensuring that anything you create or engage with on your phone or console will be accessible in VR, though this availability might vary based on the individual developer’s implementation. The Roblox team is actively promoting VR experiences by providing a forthcoming toolset accessible through the Creator Dashboard. Soon, VR will be listed as a new device type alongside desktop, mobile, tablet, and console on the dashboard, encouraging developers to explore the possibilities of virtual reality within the Roblox platform.
Meta recently reduced the minimum age requirement to operate a Quest headset from 13 to ten, but this adjustment will not apply to Roblox. To use the app in VR, you must still be at least 13 years old. This decision seems appropriate, considering the addictive nature of the game and the related concerns for child safety.