Roblox is a massively loved and fan-favorite game creating as well as playing platform. The rumors going around on the web about Roblox shutting down in 2020 have left the fans in panic. But, is it really going to happen? Will our beloved Roblox be closed this year? Since a lot of bad and strange things have already happened this year, people really don’t want to take chances anymore. Let’s find out about the fate of Roblox here.
In this post, I will explain the truth about ‘Roblox shutting down in 2021.’ We did a fact-check on the viral rumor and will share our findings here. If you want to know the truth, continue reading below.
Is Roblox Shutting Down by the End of 2021?
Roblox has millions of fans in every corner of the world. Millions of players play Roblox games daily. It is hard to imagine if Roblox goes away what would they do. Every year, rumors of popular platforms like Roblox, Snapchat, TikTok, etc shutting down make rounds on the internet. The same is happening with Roblox this year. Firstly, it was reported in 2019 that Roblox is going to shut down on March 22, 2020, due to the overpopulation of servers and lack of earning. However, the official Roblox Twitter account busted the fake news on January 14, 2020. They verified that Roblox will stay.
The same happened, Roblox is still here. It didn’t shut down in March. But now, there are rumors floating on the internet that Roblox will shut down by the end of this year. However, this news is also fake. Roblox is NOT going to shut down any time in 2021. It will stay and you’ll be able to use Roblox in 2021 and beyond as well.
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Where did the Roblox Shutting Down Rumor Come From?
As the Roblox Twitter account said, every year, similar rumors make their way to people’s timeline. The Roblox Shutting Down rumor was ignited by the prank news website, React2424. It is a website that allows people to prank their friends into believing something. They posted an article claiming that Roblox will shut down on March 22, 2020. Some innocent people on the internet got pranked and started sharing the news believing that it is real.
Their article, which is now taken down, claimed that the reason for Roblox shutting down is the overpopulation of the servers and the company not making enough money to maintain them. However, both reasons were fake. They even attached a fake screenshot of the news announced by Roblox’s official account on Twitter.
So, a lot of players believed them and got concerned. The same pranksters are now trying to trick the people again.
How is the Rumor Still Spreading?
A lot of people on the internet believe everything they read online. They are the reason why hoax rumors like these keep spreading. These people keep spreading rumors on Twitter, WhatsApp, and every social media platform they use. Another reason why the Roblox shutting down rumor is still spreading because someone created a Roblox group named “Stop Roblox from shutting down.” It has crossed 10,000+ members and it makes them think that the rumor is true.
There are innocent people as well as fearmongers in the group who feed on the innocence of innocent folks. This group has some really hilarious responses from players on the news. You can visit it to have a laugh at any time.
Why Roblox will not shut down any time soon?
Roblox is NOT going to shut down either in 2021 or any time soon. It is going to run and expand to even more audiences and features. Roblox is currently one of the most popular game creation and playing platforms in the world. There are many reasons why it won’t shut down in the near future. Let’s take a look at them.
- Roblox is currently one of the most popular video games in the world by monthly active players.
- It has over 155 million monthly active players. They recently crossed Pokemon GO’s 147 million monthly active player’s mark.
- Roblox’s revenue for 2019 was $435 million, and they have crossed the $1 billion mark for their lifetime revenue.
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- Mainstream movies and shows are now using Roblox to promote themselves. In 2019, Netflix launched a sponsored promotional event for Stranger Things 3 on Roblox.
- Roblox streamers are among the top Twitch streamers of the world.
These facts verify that Roblox is not going anywhere any time soon. It is going to stay for a very long period. So, you shouldn’t worry about it being shut down or closed. You should just enjoy it for as long as you can. It has plenty of things to do.
But, What if it shuts down one day?
No one can predict what the future holds. So, anything can happen. Even Roblox can shut down. I’m not trying to scare you but just discussing a possibility. As of now, this is not going to happen. But, it might happen someday. Maybe, sometime around 2030 or 2035. No one knows when it could happen and nor can anyone predict. We can only guess.
Fun Fact: People have already guessed the Roblox logo for 2030. It looks something like this:
Art Credit: ThePlayerReturns on DeviantArt.
If Roblox actually shuts down someday, a lot of people would be really sad, including me. It’d be like losing a best friend, the one who always stayed with us and entertained. The loss will be grieving. However, we’d be ready to move on as there will be alternatives available by then.
Right now, there aren’t any good alternatives available to Roblox. So, if it goes away, we’ll be left with nothing to do. But, in the future, this could change and it’d be easier for us to skip to some other platform.
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Roblox is NOT going to shut down any time in 2021 or later. The rumors going around on Twitter, and other places on the internet about Roblox shutting down are absolutely fake. They were created by a prank news website, React2424. The official Roblox Twitter handle has verified that Roblox will not shut down as reported falsely by some people. So, whenever you hear someone saying that, don’t forget to correct them with facts. Stopping rumors from spreading is essential.
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