We are evolving Studio into a cloud-native IDE. This means that Studio’s editing experience will take place in a connected cloud environment, providing:
- Automatic saves of all your work to the cloud
- Data access from any device
- Native collaboration for teams of any size (1-100+)
- Powerful tools for content generation powered by scalable servers
We are evolving to this end state through continual investment in our Team Create technology, which already enables a cloud-backed multiplayer editing experience. Over the next year, we plan to make Team Create the primary editing experience for everyone who uses Studio.
The first step to that plan is to enable the Beta feature. Go to File → Beta Features, and toggle “New experiences enable Team Create”, then click Save and restart Studio.
In the “New” tab on Studio’s start page, when you click on a template to create a new place, you will be asked to set the owner of the experience. Then click “Create” to create the new place.
Since your place is already saved, widgets like Asset Manager and Game Settings will work out of the box.
When saving to Roblox, new places will be assigned a placeholder name: “UserName’s Place Number: ##” You can rename your place by going to Game Settings → Basic info.
For these new places, Team Create will be enabled. You will connect to a live environment that enables you and your collaborators to work together. Team Create automatically saves your place to Roblox every 5 minutes. Publishing is still required to let players see the new version of your experience.
We want to ensure that these newly saved places don’t clutter your places list. To assist with that, autosaved places will be archived, and will only move to your main list if you do one of these things:
- Save or publish the place manually
- Edit Game Settings e.g. renaming the experience
- Add a collaborator
- Publish the experience
If you create a lot of test or single-use places, you won’t see a difference - but if you wish to go back and find your work, it’ll be there if you need it.
To reopen these places, find them in the Archive tab in Studio.
As we evolve Team Create, we are investing heavily in improving its fundamentals so that it causes zero friction in all developer workflows and offers a better editing experience than local.
We understand Team Create can be slow in some situations. As we work on improving this, we’ve added a way to quickly create local, unsaved places.
To enable this, toggle the Studio setting “File → New (Ctrl+N) creates a place with Team Create off” within File → Studio Settings, in the Studio → Advanced Settings section. If you enable this, places created with Ctrl+N or File → New won’t be autosaved and will not have Team Create on.
Please provide feedback!
Studio’s evolution into a powerful, cloud-native IDE will be a journey. We will have a separate post later in the year to discuss the roadmap for the transition.
And remember - this is a beta. We’re doing this to get your feedback and make Studio better! Please leave any feedback, issues, and your thoughts in the comments below and help shape the product and the future of Studio!