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Roblox Hires High-Level PlayStation Engineer, Citing A New Future for The Game

Roblox is a highly popular game — according to Roblox (the firm), about 50 million people play it every day — in part because it’s free and available on a variety of devices, including iOS, Android, PC, and Xbox. PlayStation is conspicuously absent from the list, but that may change soon, since Roblox has advertised a position for a “Senior Software Engineer, PlayStation Console.”

“As a Gaming Console Software Engineer, you’ll help design and support our game engine, which is utilized by millions of people across the world for the Sony PlayStation platform, as well as other major gaming consoles on the market,” Roblox claims in the job posting (emphasis added by Roblox). “Develop and support the Roblox client application for gaming consoles platforms including Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4,” according to the job description.

While this listing suggests that Roblox is seriously considering bringing Roblox to PlayStation, it’s still unknown whether or when it will be accessible. Roblox, on the other hand, has previously stated an interest in extending to other platforms. Roblox CEO David Baszucki claimed in an earnings call in May 2021 that the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Meta’s Quest “make perfect sense for Roblox” and are “logical platforms,” but that “we won’t give any ship dates for them.”

And it appears that Roblox is well aware of how profitable Epic Games’ Fortnite is on PlayStation. According to court data published ahead of the Epic Games v. Apple trial, PlayStation 4 produced over half of Fortnite’s total income from March 2018 to July 2020. Roblox might not want to miss out on a similar chance.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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