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Roblox is showing its developers a new bit of the Metaverse

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Roblox I don’t want to create Metaverse, A virtual world universe where everything is interconnected, like the following novel Snow crash When Ready player one.. Instead, I want the user to create a metaverse. And today it has shown developers more tools like a foothold to do it.

At Roblox Developers Conference 2021, company executives talked about their vision of entertaining and growing 43 million active users a day in 180 countries.

In a blog post, Roblox Chief Technology Officer Dan Sturman said the developer’s Roblox community was able to meet product leads for the first time during a pandemic, both online and face-to-face. CEO Dave Baszucki and Vice President of Developer Relations Matt Curtis talked to developers about the latest platform updates.

Roblox said it plans to offer the ability to sell user-created “limited edition” content items. This allows creators to make money from the initial sale of an item and then resale to other users. I asked if this meant that Roblox was migrating to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). But the company says, “It’s just like limited edition shoes are in the real world. They either sell a limited number of products or sell them for a limited time, because of their rarity. The value of can increase over time. Limiteds have been used to allow the original author to earn Robux for both initial sale and resale. “


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These exclusive items show the author’s name so you can easily see the source. The unique account name tells the buyer that they are purchasing from a verified source. In addition, developers can watermark assets.

And it’s clear that Roblox isn’t always known for its Lego-like block graphics.

Rendering fidelity

Above: Dave Baszucki manipulates the avatar with voice and head movements.

Image Credit: Roblox

In 2020, Roblox made key enhancements to bring the virtual world to life by achieving increased fidelity. The company has released Future is Bright, Dynamic Skyes, and PBR Textures. This is an important step forward in our vision of creating immersive rendering and simulation technologies. This allows developers to use it more faithfully when customizing the look and feel of the experience.

The company also noted advances in simulation capabilities such as aerodynamics and inexperienced CSG in real time, enabling photorealistic visuals that can be modified to make the vision a reality. These improvements allow developers to create helicopters, planes, or fast-moving vehicles using real-world shapes, including curves, and leave the rest to the physics engine.


Roblox wants your avatar to be your digital version, but you move, talk, and dress. The latest updates include upcoming Layered Clothing Studio beta releases and Dynamic Heads beta. This is the first step in allowing users to express the breadth and depth of their emotions and identities.

Layering allows for a combinatorial explosion with the possibility of customizing your avatar. This is because any body can be equipped with any layered item. Dynamic heads, on the other hand, bring facial expressions and emotes to life. These releases represent an important stepping stone in a long line of innovation to improve the expressiveness and combinatorics of the Metaverse.

Building a strong economy

Twenty One Pilots has a virtual concert at Roblox.

Above: 21 pilots gave a virtual concert at Roblox.

Image Credit: Roblox

In addition to creating tools and systems that maximize developer productivity, Roblox is creating more opportunities to build a virtual economy.

The platform has 1.3 million developers and creators who have earned Robux and will earn $ 500 million from their work this year. Last year, Roblox launched an engagement-based payout (called a premium payout) as a way to reward developers for creating compelling experiences (in addition to earning Robux through inexperienced purchases). Introduced.

Today, 50% of the top 10,000 developers make more from these engagement-based payments than inexperienced purchases. Roblox also offers developers more ways to earn on the Roblox platform through improved sponsored content and the ability for some developers to create and sell their own avatar items.

Roblox open cloud

Above: Roblox Developers Conference 2021.

Image Credit: Roblox

The future of Roblox developers is free to do everything with Roblox OpenCloud. Studio is a popular tool for developers. However, as the community became more widespread and diversified, Roblox felt that it needed more capacity to drive an ecosystem of freely available tools.

So Roblox created an open cloud program with the idea that third-party components could plug directly into Roblox’s back-end services without going through Studio. This creates an ecosystem where developers can build and discover custom toolchains that maximize productivity.

By opening these interfaces, new classes of creators can emerge and build new development tools that enable workflows (and may be available to other developers via the marketplace). Roblox Open Cloud allows developers to take their business to a new level. This means you can support large teams. Support for specific domains such as artists and coders. Integration with other tools that add richness to the environment.

It also provides users with a secure and flexible platform for seamless access to Roblox resources.


Vans World is a skating rink in Roblox.

Above: Vans World is a skating rink in Roblox. This is user-generated content.

Image Credit: Roblox

Storage is an important part of platform scalability. To give developers more flexibility as their data becomes more complex, data stores now support 16 times more values ​​than previous RDCs and are developed with new high-throughput, low-latency memory store data services. Gives you quick access to non-persistent data shared by all users. The server in the experience.

The latter is a way for developers to save and update rankings on the global leaderboard, or to best match-make the user’s experience based on skill level. Roblox is one of the largest storage grids in the world with a deliberate infrastructure to drive optimal performance, Sturman said.

Shared fabric: communication and politeness

Above: Roblox CEO Dave Baszucki’s Builderman avatar.

Image Credit: Roblox

Roblox has added a whole new dimension to its interaction with Roblox through the release of Spatial Voice Beta. Users can now communicate not only through emotes, but also through facial expressions captured by webcams. It supports meaningful experience and interaction scalability in the Metaverse.

Finally, safety and politeness are the basis of the company’s vision of creating a comprehensive community that everyone feels welcomed, Starman said.

“We are improving moderation support,” he said. “This year we are building tools that will reduce bot exposure by more than 75% and give developers control over their community.”

Upcoming experience guidelines and recently launched age verification services will help enable a dynamic level of safe and civic interaction across a wide range of experiences. Roblox wants users and creators to spend less time waiting for moderation to deal with villains and more time to bring their imagination to life.

“Looking into the future, Metaverse envisions that through shared experiences, we will continue to transform the way you connect, create and express,” Starman said. “Learn about ancient Rome by walking down the streets with your classmates, attending concerts with friends who live thousands of miles away, and hosting virtual team-building activities with colleagues around the world. You can do almost everything you can do in real life with Roblox. Save front row seats. “

Baszucki unveiled the latest version of his own Builderman avatar. He manipulated the avatar with his body, moved his head back and forth, and spoke in a voice.


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