The world’s largest online multiplayer gaming platform is made by Roblox, a free-to-play entertainment company. But, Roblox isn’t just an open-world game, and it’s not really made for younger audiences. And yet, Roblox is so immensely popular with kids that they seem to primarily make their games out of Roblox.
Many major franchises, including Stranger Things, Star Wars, Halo, Mass Effect, CS GO and DC, have entire games built out of Roblox.
So Roblox is expanding as well: it’s nearing 150 million players.
Not a bad track record for a startup that launched in the bedrooms of teenage programmers in 2002. And it’s the first of many franchises you might see emerge in the months and years ahead from this young startup.
Sure, Minecraft and Roblox share similarities. But, it’s too early to call the whole thing a draw. Even though rapping sensation Lil Nas X couldn’t resist hosting a Roblox concert for his fans.
On one hand Roblox is so much more better than Minecraft that I feel sorry for the poor bastard that’s been stuck in a computer for the last 16 years. On the other hand I feel sorry for my poor computer. What will happen when they retire it? Will it have to run Minecraft? Will we all be forced to make a return trip to Grand Theft Auto 3? If so, that really sucks for the loved ones we might leave behind.
What does Minecraft have that Roblox does not?
The ability to create, level, and play in an endless world in which players and creators can interact in unique ways, bringing the world of Minecraft to life.
You can even play Minecraft in VR, creating the ultimate virtual space by fully immersing yourself in a virtual space with an unlimited supply of diamonds, blocks that allow you to build anything!
Could it be that Minecraft is better than Roblox, or at least that it’s more entertaining? Is it possible for Minecraft to overtake Roblox in the coming years? I’m not sure. But, based on some recent data, it looks like Minecraft’s popularity is gaining.
Is Minecraft just more popular? Is Roblox just more entertaining? Maybe.