For those of you who don’t know us, we are Dan, Roblox’s Chief Technology Officer, and Manuel, Roblox’s Chief Product Officer.
Roblox would not be where it is without all of you, our talented, diverse, global creator community. We are building this platform hand-in-hand with you all, and to reflect this we have been working on a new resource within Creator Hub - the Creator Roadmap.
The Roadmap is a place for us to share the things we are working on with you and get your thoughts. We hear you; you want increased input and visibility into our strategy for the future of creation on Roblox. This is one way we are bringing it to you.
In this four-part series, we will share products we’re building specifically for creators and solutions we are investigating to address the pain points you’ve shared. Today, we are happy to share the first installment of the Roadmap, which focuses on content creation. While we aimed to make this list as exhaustive as possible on what we’re building to enhance the creation experience, it is not absolutely everything. There are other technologies and tools we’re building for users that are not covered and other requests you’ve made that we’re working to identify solutions for, such as asset privacy, audio APIs, and external source control. In many instances, what may seem like a simple problem may have deeper, long-term implications. At Roblox, we have a value to “take the long view,” and a solution that is in line with our long-term plan and building the overall best Roblox experience for everyone isn’t trivial. We want to get this right. Look out for the subsequent three installments every week on the Forum from Nick and Tian, Roblox’s Engineering and Product Leadership for Creators.
We want to hear your thoughts on the initiatives that we’re investing in, opportunities or trends you’re seeing, and any excitement or concern that you have with the direction of the platform. We will continue to update the Roadmap throughout the year, and our teams will monitor and engage with your feedback. After the initial rollout of the Roadmap is complete, we will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” question and answer session here on the forum to discuss your most pressing questions.
It’s important to note that development is complicated, and we may shift our strategies or direction from time to time. As such, the Creator Roadmap should be viewed as a snapshot in time, rather than a concrete promise to deliver exactly as it outlines. We’ll be sure to keep you updated via the Roadmap every step of the way.
We believe the future of Roblox needs to be co-created by the community it serves — creators — and this Roadmap is for you. We’ll see you soon at the AMAs! Stay tuned for more information and how to register.
Thanks for creating with us,
Dan & Manuel