Roblox jumps to over 150M monthly users, will pay out $250M to developers in 2020

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Roblox jumps to over 150M monthly users, will pay out $250M to developers in 2020
  • Gaming platform Roblox, which has seen a surge of use due to the coronavirus pandemic, now has over 150 million monthly active users, up from the 115 million it announced in February before the U.S.’s shelter-in-place orders went into effect.
  • The company also said its developer community is on pace to earn over $250 million in 2020, up from the $110 million they earned last year.
  • Roblox, to be clear, doesn’t build the games that run on its platform. Instead, offers the platform for developers to build upon, similar to the App Store.
  • In total, there are now 345,000 developers on the Roblox platform who are monetizing their games, and over half of Robux being spent in catalog is now being spent on user-generated content (UGC) items, in less than 12 months after the UGC catalog program began.