Today marks a monumental milestone for ROBLOX. We’re excited to announce that the R15 avatar is available to all users! We have some big plans ahead to take full advantage of our new character model, as we briefly shared in a previous blog post. Now that the R15 avatar has been released to all of you, we’d like to give you another comprehensive update on our progress and what’s to come in the months ahead.
Since the launch of our new batch of Constraints in July, the ROBLOX product and engineering team has been hard at work introducing new Studio tools that make it even easier to bring these joints to life. Today, we’re excited to present our new UI for constraint construction available now in Studio for all users!
ROBLOX is pleased to announce 2-Step Verification, an opt-in security feature that provides your account with an extra layer of protection. In addition to your username and password, this system requires you to enter a 6-digit security code that we will send to you via email whenever you log in from a new or untrusted device. We believe this system will ensure that your experience on ROBLOX is safer, more secure, and ultimately more enjoyable.
ROBLOX developers rejoice! We’ve just shipped a host of long-awaited enhancements for Team Create that will make building with friends even easier and more user-friendly, including a new Script Recovery widget, Team Test, and other quality-of-life improvements. Keep on reading to catch all the details about these latest upgrades.
Over the course of 2016 and in years past, ROBLOX has expanded to new and exciting platforms. But, as you can imagine, maintaining and developing unified code that runs across all of our available platforms – PC, Mac, Mobile, Xbox One, and Oculus Rift – is not an easy feat, especially as we ambitiously pursue other popular devices. In recent months, we’ve been hard at work tackling even bigger projects that will help make it easier for us to bring ROBLOX to the next level. Occasionally, however, we have to make important compromises that outweigh our desire to support older hardware and software configurations.
In order for us to expand to more platforms and retain a clean, unified code, we have decided to discontinue support for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This change will take effect in the next two weeks.
Today we are shipping an enhanced version of our Developer Console for mobile devices! As part of our mission to become an authentically mobile company, our goal is to provide ROBLOX developers with best-in-class debugging tools on iOS and Android platforms. With our newly updated mobile Developer Console, you’ll be able to zap those bugs and have a much smoother experience on smartphones and tablets.
ROBLOX is getting some major upgrades on mobile this year. Given that mobile players are the fastest growing audience on ROBLOX, we’re committed to helping you find even more reasons to play and connect with your friends wherever you go. A big part of that initiative is implementing a way to chat instantly with friends inside the app, just like you can on desktop computers. We’re excited to announce that our latest update on smartphones and tablets now allows you to do exactly that. That’s right – we’ve brought chat to both iOS and Android devices!