Roblox is one of the biggest game development platforms in the world, and in terms of player count it recently soared past Minecraft – with 100 million active monthly users, nine million more than Minecraft. It’s incredibly popular, and creators quickly worked out that – unlike Minecraft – they can actually earn money from their creations, through virtual purchases bought with in-game currency Robux.
In fact, the Roblox development community is doing very well apparently, as the Roblox Corporation revealed that creators were on track to earn over $100 million dollars this year. “The Roblox creator community thinks of things we could never imagine, and their continued growth is our future,” said Roblox CEO David Baszucki (via TechCrunch). “With top Roblox experiences achieving more than 100,000 concurrent users and 1 billion plays, there’s no denying the power of user-generated content.”
The Roblux Corporation plan to expand the service with a range of new tools for creators. The most notable inclusion is competitive matchmaking, which will allow creators to make better multiplayer games – so they can actually match players of similar skill levels, entirely through Roblox.