World sharing MMO Roblox has reportedly surpassed other massive titles Minecraft and Fortnite to currently become the world’s officially most played online game.
New active online player figures suggest that Roblox has now overtaken Minecraft as the most played online game.
An active player base exceeding 100 million users suggests that the game is now more popular than super hit Minecraft, whose active player figures stand at around 91 million.
Developed and published by The Roblox Corporation, Roblox the video game is a similar game to Minecraft in that it allows the creation, sharing and indeed playing of each other’s virtual worlds.
Part MMO game, part game design/development tool, Roblox gives players the opportunity to create unique worlds and stories within the development platform, a subgenre of gaming that is becoming increasingly popular, especially with female gamers at around 40% of the total player base.
Similar games such as The Sims series, Minecraft and to a degree, Fortnite, are also popular with girls, with the majority of The Sims players being female.
The game also features an entire economy using Robux that can be purchased with real-world money and can be used to buy new in-game items.
Similar to Second Life, some Roblox players are currently earning a living from the game by charging for items and worlds that they have created, with the total combined earnings for Roblox creators now surpassing $30 million per year.
The developers suggest that the main appeal of Roblox is that it encourages multiplayer gaming and shared experiences, with more than half of its active players spending time with friends while in the game.
There are currently 15 million available games inside Roblox that have been created by its users available via cross-platform play.
Roblox prides itself on being a family and child-friendly environment, which for the most part it is, but that hasn’t stopped vile individuals from trying to exploit the system.
Various stories concerning explicit games and strip clubs created by users, pedophile grooming and even depictions of child abuse have surfaced from various news outlets over the past years.
The Roblox Corporation is quick to respond to any and all incidents and they cannot really be held responsible for the perverted minds of others, however, a review system of all content should be put in place before it is published anywhere inside the Roblox system.
Roblox is available now for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Devices, and Xbox One.
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