This change honestly is effecting hundreds and hundreds of Roblox games and having minimal to large effects across Roblox. If I am understanding correctly, while I do think that safety is important, I think that it would make more sense for Roblox to temporarily keep a rating for higher audiences rather than just removing chat altogether. (See below reply)
Sort of off topic rant
The amount of revenue game makers (and even Roblox themselves) are losing from some changes is far more than it would seem for some people. Games such as Flee the Facility are almost impossible for players to learn and play without chat. Previously Xbox players were known for not taking warnings or suggestions and not communicating even though these players simply couldn’t see or use the chat. It makes them look bad to other players, creates unneeded toxicity towards them, and it makes the game look bad as well as making the game much less fun for all players. This isn’t really solely about this change, but about the state of Roblox as a whole right now.
A majority of Roblox players are young and don’t understand why it is not a developers fault when they are disconnected and given some obscure error code or their chat isn’t working. Countless games have been bashed for Roblox’s issues and there is no real way for developers to shield themselves from this. Roblox outages and changes have caused numerous games to lose huge amounts of revenue and lose players. Some players have reported losing hundreds of dollars in revenue at the fault of solely and entirely Roblox.
I seriously think that while Roblox was getting more transparent within the last few years, we’ve been losing that transparency very quickly within the past few months alone. Due to countless Roblox changes, bugs, outages, etc which have gone completely unmentioned by Roblox, developers are having to take the blame for them. I’ve seen a lack if incident reports and a lack of staff response on these topics. I’m starting to think that something may be going on inside Roblox right now because some of the issues we’ve been facing are still yet to be even acknowledged by staff. If Roblox keeps this type of stuff up everyone will be taking a huge hit and countless players and devs will leave the platform.