Roblox, the massiv multiplayer online game platform and game creation system launched in 2006, is now developing its own AI tool.
“With the advent of generative AI techniques, however, we are seeing an opportunity to revolutionise creation on the platform, both by augmenting Roblox Studio to make creation dramatically faster and easier, and also by enabling every user on Roblox to be a creator.”
In Roblox games, players can interact with each other, explore virtual worlds, and play games of all kinds, from first-person shooters to role-playing games. The platform also allows for in-game purchases of virtual items using Robux, the platform’s virtual currency. “Today a Roblox experience is created through a combination of 3D objects of various forms (constructive solid geometry, avatars, meshes, terrain, etc), connected in behavior through Lua scripting, and backed by a universal physics engine that provides core behavior on the platform. While the engine is an underlying portion of the platform, it is up to the creator to build or otherwise acquire everything in the experience. We see generative AI tools being applicable to each of these different creative processes,” states the company.
Roblox has become popular among both children and adults, with many popular YouTubers and streamers featuring the platform’s content on their channels. “Generative AI tools can help make creation intuitive and natural for users and integrate directly into experiences, empowering each of our 58.8 million daily users to create unique content that can be shared. across the platform,” the company reported.
Generative AI refers to a type of artificial intelligence that is capable of creating or generating new content used in the gaming industry to create realistic game environments. Roblox is currently testing two generative AIs, one to quicken the creation process and the other to alter the material of an object.