As you are all busy making incredible games, we know that an important part of your workflow is using plugins to speed up development. We also know that there are many of you out there making those awesome plugins and sharing them with the rest of the community.
So, on that note, we are extremely excited to announce that we are introducing a new category in the Studio Marketplace. Have you made a really awesome plugin? Well, now you can put it up for sale. Are you looking for a plugin that does something specific? You can buy it and support the wonderful developer who made it! Of course, free plugins will still show up in the Marketplace too, so you can enjoy some of the best plugins from our developer community… without ever. leaving. Studio.
You may be thinking, “why would I pay for a plugin when there are tons available for free?” Well, by enabling our plugin makers to sell their plugins, we are hoping to incentivize the creation of even better tools for the rest of the community!
Our top plugin creators have curated some great plugins for all of you to buy and use (some are even free!). Navigate to the Marketplace section of Toolbox and select Plugins from the dropdown menu to check it out.
For all you awesome plugin creators out there, you will notice that we also released new publish and configure workflows in Studio as well as the ability to access your own plugins via the Inventory and My Creations tabs in the Toolbox! Let us know what you think!
Q: When will more developers be given access to this feature?
A: In order to ensure the safety of our community, we are starting with a closed group of plugin creators who can sell and share their plugins directly in the Marketplace. However, we also know that some of you are awesome creators and are going to open this up capability to more of you soon! Stay tuned to this space for more details on that soon!
Q: Will we be able to sell other asset types too?
A: Yes! We will be extending selling support to all Marketplace assets over the course of 2020.
Q: How does Roblox ensure nobody just re-uploads assets from the Marketplace or other peoples’ creations?
A: This is a hard problem to solve, and we’re still working on a solution that works at a large scale. This is part of the reason that the plugin creator program is currently limited. We are actively investigating different solutions for protecting our creator community and their content.
Q: Will developers need to be Premium members to sell items in the Marketplace?
A: Yes. We currently require that all sellers have a Premium membership.
Q: What are the price floors and ceilings for selling Marketplace items?
A: Currently, there is no price floor or ceiling for selling plugins. This means developers may opt to put their plugin up on the Marketplace for free or for a price. Additionally, we do not intend to institute a price floor or ceiling for other asset types as those roll out but this is subject to change.