The creative metaverse that triumphs among young people has been criticized many times for its lack of control.
Roblox is one of the largest virtual communities that exist at the moment. We are talking about a creative metaverse that recorded more than 48 million active users per day in August, more than the population of Spain, which is said soon. And of this massive user base, more than half are gamers. under 13 years old. Along with criticism for the lack of control and security on Roblox as a platform, it is normal that there is growing concern about this free access virtual universe with a very young population. Therefore, Roblox Corp. now introduces an age verification to access the new social features of the game.
We are talking specifically about space voice chat -Spatial Voice, the function is called- that will allow Roblox players to communicate naturally with nearby players. To access this feature, players must prove they are 13 or older, in order to guarantee the safety of the youngest. To do this, users who wish to try the new function must verify their age in the previous link, providing only two documents.
First, a copy of identity document, driver’s license or passport. And second, a selfie taken at the moment by the player, to guarantee that he is the owner of the document. Both elements will be processed automatically, where Roblox guarantees that they will not store the “raw” data of the selfie or the documentation. This process will not only give access to the new Roblox social feature, but also acts as a general account check to improve security on your platform.
Verified status lets you know that a user is who they say they areRoblox Corp.“Developers and creators can rely on Identity Verification as a sign of confidence when they look for collaborators within the Roblox platform, “explains the company.” The Verified status lets the community know that a creator or developer is who they say they are“While account verification on Roblox is introduced as an optional and voluntary feature, it is at least a small positive step towards improving security on the platform.” Age Verification is a huge milestone in our vision. long term to create a fun, civic and trustworthy platform for everyone, “adds Roblox Corp.
“Over time, we will continue to introduce new ways to maintain and protect the identity of users easily and securely on Roblox, to unlock new social features, and to create and enjoy great experiences together. “Roblox continues with its excessive growthAlthough the platform is far from profitable on its own: in June it incurred losses despite doubling its revenue. A remarkable fact for a game in which Gucci bags were sold for 4,000 euros.
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