Roblox Plans To Be a Dating App and Platform

Roblox plans to be a dating app and platform. The chief executive of Roblox made 10 huge predictions regarding the future of the app and platform, and one of the new discoveries involved dating.

Roblox Dating App

Roblox Dating App

Roblox really wants to move past being an app for kids, and that in question includes making it a place where adults get to actually meet and date. As he closed out the Roblox Developers Conference (RDC) 2023 keynote on Friday, CEO David Baszucki reportedly predicted that “thousands” of adults will be meeting and forming “real-life relationships” in dating experiences on the platform over the next couple of five years.

It is quite a wild idea, but Roblox is at the moment in a place where this prediction could feasibly come to fruition. The company just recently added experiences that can only be played by users who have verified that they are 17 years of age or older, thus meaning that people hanging out in those very exclusive experiences can be relatively sure that they are spending time with people who are old enough to be there.

In the coming year, Roblox is reportedly planning to release an AI-powered tool that would allow you to make an avatar with an image and a text prompt, which could in the process help you to make a more realistic version of yourself. And with the soon-to-launch Roblox Connect video chat feature of the platform, people who get to form a connection could easily and effectively move to a video call to talk more.

The result of the Predictions during the Jam-Packed Sow

The forecast in question from the CEO was one of 10 five-year predictions Baszucki reportedly made onstage to cap off a jam-packed show. That said, here are the rest of the predictions, one of which in question hints at a future update that will allow creators to sell physical merchandise on the platform:

  • A Fortune 500 company will use a Roblox experience as part of their recruiting process
  • A school will integrate a full K-12 curriculum with Roblox, including language classes with schools in other countries and virtual field trips
  • For 17+ verified people in 17+ experiences: Thousands of adults will meet for the first time in Roblox dating experiences and subsequently form real-life relationships
  • Roblox employees will spend more time using Roblox for remote meetings than with video
  • We will share a universal civility metric and show that for most players, it increases over time
  • Some Roblox creators will make more money from selling physical merchandise on Roblox than virtual merchandise
  • Roblox will be a frequent communication channel for my family
  • A top fashion designer will be discovered on Roblox, without having any experience in physical fashion
  • A musician will perform live to over 1 [million] people on Roblox, using a phone for motion capture
  • A Roblox developer will be valued at $1 [billion]

“The difficult thing about doing this live with all of you: these are etched in stone,” Baszucki onstage stated. “So we are fully committed. These can never change. We will be here over the next four years, and we will see you in 2028 for the review of this. I’m shooting for 60 to 70 percent.”

Roblox’s Last Set of Five-Year Predictions From 2018

Baszucki also reviewed the last set of five-year predictions from 2018 by Roblox. The company stated that it achieved 58 percent of its goals, and this is including 1 million concurrent players in a Roblox game, having a Roblox developer on the platform earn over $50 million in a year, and having a 100-person company developing on Roblox. The misses on the other hand however included a US president mentioning their Roblox avatar on camera and then Tesla making use of Roblox developers in a promotional effort.



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