There are not that many safe spaces online for little ones to game. Offline is great. The worst that will happen is that an overly competitive parent will nudge their kid off the couch during a crucial FIFA moment, but online is a whole different ball game. Let’s be honest, there are some online spaces that make even us grown ups uncomfortable.
ROBLOX aims to change that. If you don’t know what ROBLOX is, here’s the low down:
“ROBLOX is an online virtual playground and workshop, where kids of all ages can safely interact, create, have fun, and learn. It’s unique in that practically everything on ROBLOX is designed and constructed by members of the community. ROBLOX is designed for 8 to 18 year olds, but it is open to people of all ages. Each player starts by choosing an avatar and giving it an identity. They can then explore ROBLOX — interacting with others by chatting, playing games, or collaborating on creative projects. Each player is also given their own piece of undeveloped real estate along with a virtual toolbox with which to design and build anything — be it a navigable skyscraper, a working helicopter, a giant pinball machine, a multiplayer “Capture the Flag” game or some other, yet-to-be-dreamed-up creation.”
Currently available on Android and iOS, ROBLOX is coming to Xbox One on 27 January 2016.
— Roblox (@Roblox) January 6, 2016
ROBLOX is vocally proud of what has been accomplished with the Xbox One version, calling it “a game that is unlike anything on the Xbox One and pushes a lot of boundaries that no other titles have ventured into.”
ROBLOX will launch on Xbox One with 15 mini games, including player favourites ‘Tiny Tanks’, ‘Giant Survival’ and ‘Super Rocky Ball’. Over time, ROBLOX aims to develop the platform to allow player-created games to be published, too.
Our take: We’re really excited to see ROBLOX join the Xbox family, and can’t wait to get our hands on a copy to let you all know how it plays!