Roblox could arrive on Meta Quest later this yr • TechCrunch

Roblox could arrive on Meta Quest later this yr • TechCrunch
Roblox could arrive on Meta Quest later this yr • TechCrunch

It seems that Roblox, a serious participant within the metaverse house, might be getting its second to shine on Meta’s digital actuality headset. In keeping with The Verge’s Command Line newsletter, sources say that Roblox may be planning to come back to Quest in late 2023.

Roblox declined to remark to TechCrunch. Meta was not instantly accessible to remark.

This isn’t the primary time somebody has talked about Roblox coming to Quest. Throughout an investor name in 2021, CEO and co-founder of Roblox, Dave Baszucki, said that Quest makes “excellent sense for Roblox,” which was a touch that the corporate had VR plans for the long run.

Whereas Roblox is already appropriate with various VR headsets, together with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, avid gamers at the moment want to attach their PC to a VR headset to play. The digital world gaming platform isn’t accessible as a Quest sport. If Roblox have been to get help for Meta Quest, it might be a major transfer for each firms.

If the rumor seems to be true, it is going to possible fulfill traders as nicely. Roblox and Meta each reported disappointing earnings outcomes, with Roblox experiencing a lack of $297.8 million and Meta’s digital actuality division dropping $3.67 billion. Meta anticipates extra losses in 2023.

Nevertheless, Meta additionally confirmed in its earnings name {that a} consumer-grade follow-up to Quest 2 is coming in 2023. So, with Meta’s new VR headset arriving someday this yr, it’s attainable Roblox might be the launch title.

The corporate introduced Quest Professional at Meta Join 2022, so it’s possible we’ll study extra in regards to the new VR headset at Meta’s subsequent Join convention in fall 2023. The worth of the upcoming headset is anticipated to be across the identical as Quest 2, which elevated by $100 to $500 in August 2022.