Roblox is simply a hugely fashionable crippled — astir 50 cardinal users play it each day, according to Roblox (the company) — and that’s successful portion due to the fact that it’s escaped and disposable connected galore antithetic platforms, including iOS, Android, PC, and Xbox. One precise conspicuous lack from that database is PlayStation, but that could beryllium changing sometime soon, arsenic Roblox has posted a occupation listing for a “Senior Software Engineer, PlayStation Console.”
“As a Gaming Console Software Engineer, you’ll assistance physique and enactment our crippled motor utilized by millions of users worldwide for the Sony PlayStation platform, and different starring gaming consoles connected the market,” Roblox says successful the listing (emphasis Roblox’s). The listing besides says 1 of the job’s responsibilities is to “develop and enactment the Roblox lawsuit exertion for gaming consoles platforms similar Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4.”
While this listing indicates that Roblox is earnestly looking into bringing Roblox to PlayStation, it’s inactive unclear if oregon precisely erstwhile it mightiness beryllium disposable connected Sony’s platform. That said, Roblox has expressed an openness to expanding to caller platforms before. On an net telephone successful May 2021, Roblox CEO David Baszucki said that Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Meta’s Quest each “make cleanable consciousness for Roblox” and that they were “logical platforms,” but added that “we won’t stock immoderate vessel dates for them.”
And it seems apt that Roblox is alert of however overmuch of a currency cattle Epic Games’ Fortnite is connected PlayStation. From March 2018 done July 2020, PlayStation 4 generated astir fractional of Fortnite’s full revenue, according to tribunal documents released up of the Epic Games v. Apple trial. Roblox whitethorn not privation to permission a akin accidental connected the table.
Roblox declined to comment.
Hat extremity to an worker from Revealera for the heads up astir the occupation listing.
Update March 9th, 4:52PM ET: Added that Roblox declined to comment.