The simple visuals and endless gameplay possibilities available in Roblox have made it beloved by many. With some players holding it in the same esteem as Minecraft, which is still going strong after more than a decade, it’s only natural that news of a potential closure for the Roblox servers is causing panic. Before you ask “When is Roblox shutting down?” and start planning your in-game goodbyes, however, you should know that there’s no reason to worry. Roblox isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Is Roblox shutting down on March 22, 2020?
You can’t always trust what you read on the internet (unless it’s via GameRevolution, of course), and rumors surrounding the impending demise of Roblox are evidence of this. A prank article originally claimed that the game would close down on March 22, 2020, and this fake “news” was subsequently picked up and reported as fact.
Roblox Corporation is the game’s developer and hasn’t made any official announcement regarding plans to shut the game down. As far as we can tell, Roblox remains a popular and profitable video game, which runs counter to claims that the team doesn’t “have the money to keep [the servers] up.”
Regardless of how you engage with Roblox, you don’t need to worry about your favorite game going away in March 2020. Roblox is not shutting down, so you can keep creating and playing to your heart’s content without needing to worry about its immediate future.
Although there’s no truth to this particular rumor, it is possible that Roblox could shut down at a point much further into the future. Online games close down every single year as the cost of maintaining their servers becomes less viable, but a popular game like Roblox isn’t likely to be affected by such an issue anytime soon.