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Roblox is down for MILLION users

ROBLOX servers were temporarily down in China just five months after the game was released.

Renamed LuoBuLeSi for the Chinese market, Roblox released on iOS and Android but was withdrawn from the respective app stores on December 8.

Roblox amassed 1.8 million users in China before shutting down

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Roblox amassed 1.8 million users in China before shutting downCredit: Roblox Corp.

The plan is to rebuild the game to be more in line with China’s strict regulatory standards.

Fortnite ran into similar setbacks in China last year, and thanked players for participating in the “Fortnite test” before pulling the plug in November.

Annoying Roblox players are venting their frustrations when they learn that the version they’re playing is an archive deletion experiment.

Comments section on Chinese video sharing site BiliBili There were a lot of complaints that the game was never marketed as a beta.

A lot of players who spent money on in-game items are now gone forever and are scrambling for a refund.

Others are using VPNs to access the global version, which is usually done to bypass Chinese censorship.

“Last year, we launched Roblox China, also known as LuoBuLeSi with the vision of building a vivid virtual universe with 3D experience in China that we have been testing and iterating over and over. all the way,” said a Roblox spokesperson TechCrunch.

“It is important that we now make the necessary investments, including investments in our data architecture, to realize our long-term vision for LuoBuLeSi.”

The official announcement no mention of when the modified version of Roblox will be available in China again.

A Roblox spokesperson said the company was “foresight in China” and wanted to “build a platform that delivers a compelling metaverse experience.”

Despite this setback, they say “that goal hasn’t changed.”

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