If you’ve never played – or experienced – Roblox, then 2021 is going to be a great year to do so. It’s probably better to think of Roblox as a gaming platform rather than a game in and of itself; it allows people to make and share their own gaming creations using its robust and well-crafted studio tool. With that said, Roblox does have developers, and they’re continually working on, honing, and iterating the platform until it’s the best it can possibly be.
Whether you’re a Roblox fan or an initiate, 2021 looks like it’s going to be a banner year for everyone’s favorite creativity tool. We’re sure the development team has plenty of stuff planned for Roblox, and while they aren’t quite as vocal with sharing what that might be as other development teams are, we can guess at some of the things Roblox will be doing in 2021 to improve the experience for players and creators alike. Here’s what we think Roblox has planned for 2021.
To put it simply, we’re not exactly sure what kind of features the developers of Roblox have in mind for their platform this year. The roadmap for new stuff doesn’t get announced until the spring, and of course, current world events might delay or change the nature of what the Roblox devs want to announce. However, you can be absolutely sure that plenty of new things are coming to Roblox’s dev suite in 2021. Last year, the developers added game access permissions, atmospheric fog effects, and plenty more to Roblox, so you can expect more features requested by the community to make their way into the game this year!
One of the cornerstones of the Roblox experience is the seasonal events offered by the game. Perhaps the most prominent event last year was the 2020 Egg Hunt, in which players were invited to hunt down eggs in certain Roblox games. You can expect something similar from the Roblox developers for Easter 2021, as well as a host of other seasonal events. We’re also expecting a rundown of Roblox’s 2020 at some point in the near future; the developers posted a retrospective of 2019 in January 2020, so expect something similar soon (although 2020 is going to look very different to 2019 for obvious reasons).
Obviously, one of the guaranteed new features coming to Roblox in 2021 is more games. Some of the best titles uploaded to the platform in 2020 include Call of Robloxia, a Call of Duty tribute; Dawn of Aurora, a Fallout-style open-world apocalyptic RPG; and Quarantine Z, a zombie apocalypse game in which players must survive against the shambling dead. The calibre of Roblox games on offer is frankly stunning; we’re amazed the community has been able to come up with games so consistently engaging, surprising, and well-crafted. Expect that consistency to continue well into 2021 as more people find ways to develop unforgettable games and experiences within the Roblox development engine.
Last year, Roblox hosted another season of the RB Battles event, in which sixteen prominent Roblox YouTubers went head-to-head for a chance to win a million Robux and some Roblox goodies. This event has been running for a couple of years now, so we’d be very surprised indeed if it didn’t make a return in 2021, bigger and better than ever. Depending on the world situation at that point, we may even get to see the return of the event in person rather than remotely, which would be an excellent way to celebrate a return to something approaching normality. Here’s hoping that Roblox can hold its event in person; it’ll make it all the more compelling to watch.
In 2020, Roblox held events to celebrate one-off collaborations like a Lil Nas X concert and a Wonder Woman event. It’s impossible to predict what kind of collaborations might be written in the stars for Roblox in 2021; after all, we’re not prophets of the future! However, you can expect Roblox to continue seeking out stars and artists to collaborate with, growing its platform and bringing Roblox to new audiences. We also saw events synchronised with the release of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker and a crossover with the Fast & Furious franchise, so whatever cinematic or cultural events are happening in 2021, Roblox will be at the forefront.
It wouldn’t be a year for Roblox without the Bloxys. These awards commemorate technical and creative achievements by members of the Roblox community, and we’re absolutely certain they’ll be making an explosive return in 2021. Alongside games created by Roblox developers, there are also awards for video content creators and maps, among other things. Roblox donates proceeds from selling certain items to charity during these events, too, so you can expect to see that aspect of the awards making a return as well.
It’s impossible to fully predict exactly what 2021 might hold for Roblox, but we know that the game making platform’s star will continue to rise. What would you like to see happen in the Roblox world in 2021? Are you currently working on a game that you’re convinced will be the next big thing? Let us know!