Roblox will pay $250 million to creators of user-generated content on its platform. Most of those user-developers are young people. We discuss Roblox’s business model, its huge growth, and its problems with protecting kids. Other topics include: Private Division’s new deals with three great indie studios, Rocket Leagues shift to F2P, Nexon OC’s closure, and a user question about NDAs.
- ROCKET LEAGUE GOING FREE TO PLAY THIS SUMMER (Psyonix): https://www.rocketleague.com/news/rocket-league-going-free-to-play-this-summer/
- Roblox expects to pay $250 million to its mostly young-adult developers this year (Venture Beat): https://venturebeat.com/2020/07/28/roblox-expects-to-pay-250-million-to-its-mostly-teen-developers-this-year/
- Nexon shuts down its Orange County game studio (VentureBeat): https://venturebeat.com/2020/07/16/nexon-shuts-down-its-orange-county-game-studio/
- Private Division Teams up with Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7 on Upcoming New Games (Private Division): https://www.privatedivision.com/2020/07/29/private-division-teams-up-with-moon-studios-league-of-geeks-and-roll7-on-upcoming-new-games/