Roblox could arrive on Meta Quest later this 12 months • TechCrunch

It seems that Roblox, a significant participant within the metaverse area, could possibly be getting its second to shine on Meta’s digital actuality headset. In response to 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 obtainable 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 longer term.

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

If the rumor seems to be true, it can seemingly fulfill buyers 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 12 months, it’s attainable Roblox could possibly be the launch title.

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