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Is Roblox Shutting Down In 2022? [No, Here’s Why]

Roblox You may have heard that Roblox is shutting down or even getting deleted from time to time. Its gargantuan popularity has led to immense speculation about its eventual demise. The developers keep doing their best to quash such rumors, but they don’t have much control what is being said in the community, do they?

The first thing you should know right now is that Roblox is not shutting in 2022. If you’ve heard anything on the contrary, you have fallen prey to fake news. But this piece doesn’t end here. We’re going to give you an overview of everything that has led to this bogus news spreading so you know what to believe and what not to believe the next time.

What is Roblox?

Rather than describing it as a game, Roblox can be best explained as a creation platform. It allows users to build their own games using the highly diverse toolset that it provides. You can choose to be a creator or just a player. It’s free-to-play in nature and in-game purchases can be made using the virtual currency called Robux (which costs real money).

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Is Roblox shutting down?

Playing Basket Ball No, Roblox is not shutting down anytime soon — neither in 2022 nor in the foreseeable future. No such statement has been made by the company responsible for the platform. So you can rest assured that you will be able to continue playing the games you enjoy in the game without any worries.

Speculations about it shutting down began because of fake news that started spreading on social media out of nowhere. If you’ve come across any such articles, just don’t believe them. In fact, don’t believe anything you read on the Internet that doesn’t cite official sources. You can continue playing your favorite games on it whenever you want as it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Where did the ‘Roblox getting deleted’ rumors originate from?

Rumors about Roblox shutting down emerged due to a post on a prank website called React2424. Anyone can use this site for creating real-looking articles in order to prank their friends. The post in question had read, “Because of the population, the servers will shut down on March 22, 2020. It was a fun time, but we make less money now and we can’t hold the servers. We don’t have the money to keep them up.”

Along with creating fear and uncertainty, this post also made it seem like the quote has come directly from the makers of the platform. This hoax took no time to start the rumor mills going and spread like wildfire. But in the end, it was nothing but bogus news that was a result of a poor prank.

Shutting down error messages

Playing With Friends With the rumors running wild due to just a hoax article, there was another element that led to panic. Players who were getting error messages while entering Roblox games started believing them to be an indication of things to come. However, such messages are very common, as long-time gamers will tell you. Those who encounter such messages need to just wait for a few minutes before trying to enter the game and they can start playing again.

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How to see whether Roblox is down?

If the Roblox platform goes down for everyone by any chance, you won’t be able to log into it. This will be temporary due to the planned or unplanned maintenance of servers, and there will be no need to panic. To check for yourself, you can head over to the website Down Detector, which keeps track of anything on the Internet that is down at any given moment.

Is Roblox generating profits?

Fears generated by the prank article have also resulted in players wondering whether the company is really at the brink of shutting down. Hence the question of whether the game is generating profits often comes up in the community. They’ll be pleased to know that in Q3 of 2021, the platform generated $509 million, while bookings were up by 28% to $637 million. The developer community earned over $130 million in the same quarter.

Will Roblox continue to get updates?

As you’ve found out already, the game is thriving. But how? The makers of this platform are always hard at work introducing newer aspects to it and creating better tools for the developer community to exploit.  Updates are regularly being added to the platform and they will continue to be introduced in the coming years. You can visit the official website to have a look at the blog posts that detail the content and promotions which are about to hit the platform.

Is the game safe for children?

The game is played is mostly by children under the age of 16. That’s the reason why it has an extremely strict chat filtration system called Community Sift which censors and removes as many inappropriate messages and content as possible so players are able to effectively communicate with each other. Moreover, the makers of this platform also employ thousands of moderators to manually monitor and remove inappropriate content.

How did it grow so popular?

Snowboarding The game has been around since 2006. It was first released for Windows but can now be accessed on iOS, Android as well as Xbox. This kind of flexibility, coupled with the fact that it is free-to-play is one of the main reasons behind its popularity. It had been experiencing steady growth in the late 2010s. There was a sudden spike in its popularity in 2020 when the pandemic led to schools shutting down worldwide.

Standing testament to its immense popularity was the fact that the Roblox Corporation started trading on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2021 with a staggering valuation of $45 billion. More than 32.6 million daily active users and 8 million active creators from 180 countries are part of this gaming platform.

Wrapping up

The rumor of the platform shutting should not have generated such hype, but it did — so much so that the makers were forced to respond to these reports. As tweeted via the official Twitter account, “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!”

It’s therefore necessary to be incredibly wary of fake articles. By the way, this is not a fake article. :)