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Roblox to add opt-in age verification for players and developers

Roblox is introducing an optional age verification for its users that will combine an ID check with a selfie scan. While the system will not be needed to play most Roblox games, it will be required for those who want to gain early access to Roblox’s upcoming voice chat features when they roll out later this fall. Additionally, the company says developers will be able to create new experiences that will rely on identity verification in the future.
The verification system is an acknowledgment that many of Roblox’s core users are aging up. The company said earlier this month, when introducing its new “Spatial Voice” feature, that 50% of its users are now over the age of 13. It’s also seeing the most explosive growth among the 17 to 24-year old demographic.
Spatial Voice, which will allow Roblox gamers to have real voice conversations while in games, will initially be made available to a group of 5,000 developers, all 13 and older, who will be able to test voice chat in a custom-built Roblox community space. The rollout to Roblox’s wider user base will proceed slowly, as it will require new moderation tools and safety features to be built in parallel, the company had said. Age verification is now one of those tools.
Roblox to add opt-in age verification for players and developers
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