We are excited to announce that Roblox is coming to Meta Quest, with an Open Beta on App Lab releasing in the coming weeks!
Today, more than 66 million users join Roblox every day across a wide range of mobile devices (iOS and Android), desktops, and Xbox. Roblox, one of the largest 3D immersive platforms, will soon be available on Meta Quest, the leading VR headset. Roblox on Meta Quest is available for any user 13 and older.
This opens up another opportunity for developers to create and share their experiences with millions of people instantly on Meta Quest. Roblox developers will be able to bring their existing experiences to Meta Quest or create unique new experiences with VR in mind.
Traditionally, developing a VR experience required a team that had VR-specific experience and skills. With Roblox, developers will soon be able to publish their existing experiences to support VR with little to no additional coding effort required. This is because Roblox is designed to be universal, allowing the same experiences to run everywhere.
Roblox’s cross-platform compatibility will allow the Meta Quest community to enjoy experiences together with other Roblox users on Xbox, iOS, Android, and desktop. This means that people will be able to explore Roblox’s 3D immersive platform, opening up new possibilities to connect, communicate, and express themselves with friends regardless of device or platform.
Roblox has over 15 million active experiences[1.] from games to worlds to social spaces. Once Roblox is available on Meta Quest, people will have access to a vast new library of content to explore and enjoy on Meta Quest devices.
In the coming weeks, we are releasing an Open Beta on Meta Quest’s App Lab. This will give you the opportunity to gather feedback from VR users who join your experience. The Open Beta on App Lab is a vital time for our developers to experiment, learn, and iterate on their VR experiences before Roblox is ready for full release on the Meta Quest Store. Please note, the Open Beta will only support Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro devices.
Stay tuned for more information on how to access the Roblox Open Beta for Meta Quest and developer documentation to help get you started. We can’t wait to see what amazing experiences our developer community will create and optimize with our Open Beta on App Lab.
In preparation for launching Roblox on Meta Quest, we are adding “VR” as a new device type on the Access page of the Creator Dashboard and the Game Settings panel in Roblox Studio. You will see this new option in the next few days alongside Desktop, Mobile, Tablet, and Console.
Developers can use the new checkbox to control whether their experiences can run untethered on the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro. Eventually, this setting will include all of the VR headsets we officially support.
We’re committed to making Roblox on Meta Quest the best possible experience for our developers and users. To do so, we have automatically updated the Access setting for some of the experiences that use default player scripts to include support for VR devices. We have found that experiences that use default player scripts typically run well in VR without modifications. Automatically publishing these experiences allows us to seed our library of experiences that support VR devices. If your experience has been marked as playable on the Meta Quest, you’ll see “VR” checked in Studio and the Creator Dashboard.
This is a valuable step to ensure early momentum for VR devices is established and continues to expand as more experiences are available in VR. If you have tested your experience on Meta Quest and confirmed it works as desired, we encourage you to enable “VR” as a supported platform.
If you’d like to get to the Access page, go to the “Creations” dashboard here, select the experience, and then select Access from the left side menu. If you would prefer to not have users play your experience on any device type listed including VR, you can uncheck the appropriate option on the Access page.
We are grateful to everyone participating in the Open Beta, as you are directly helping us shape the future of Roblox on VR devices.
For more information on publishing experiences and places on Roblox, please refer to the following info here.
We’ve made some recent updates to our VR support, please see here.
We will continue supporting PC VR headsets going forward along with the new standalone VR mode on Meta Quest (without a PC connection).
For now, experiences published to ‘Desktop’ will continue to be available on PC VR. In the future, only experiences published to ‘VR’ (i.e., the ‘VR’ checkbox is checked) will be available on PC VR. We will provide advance notice before making this change.
Thank you for all of your support and feedback. We appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts and ideas with us. Please let us know what you think in the comments below!