ROBLOX Mobile Now Supports Vehicles and Chat on All Devices

January

23, 2013

by JacksSmirkingRevenge


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We’ve been keeping tabs on your ROBLOX Mobile feedback, and today we’re happy to report that some of your requests have been fulfilled. Vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, even skateboards) can now be controlled using the standard controls of ROBLOX Mobile. We’ve also added chat functionality to the app on iPhone and iPod Touch, so those of you with such devices can communicate with one another in-game.

Driving a vehicle on a touch interface is a tricky notion–we elected to go with a straightforward solution. You can drive vehicles on ROBLOX Mobile the same way you walk; the virtual joystick on the bottom left corner of the screen. Pushing up on the stick accelerates your vehicle, while pulling back causes it to brake (and reverse). We were able to do this by updating the code in our vehicle seats to recognize different types of devices. We’re very interested in finding out how our mobile builders will utilize this in the coming months.

Since our iOS release, the chat feature has only been enabled for iPad users. Starting today, chatting will be available for all iOS devices, including iPods and iPhones. We understand that many users like to collaborate when building (or gaming, for that matter), and we want to make sure that doing so is easy and simple, regardless of where you’re playing ROBLOX. To chat, hit the “Chat” icon on the top left corner of your screen, type your message with your devices’ virtual keyboard, and hit “Return”.

In order to drive and chat, you’ll need to have the latest version of ROBLOX Mobile installed on your mobile device. Doing so is simple. Visit the iTunes App Store on your computer or mobile device. If you already have ROBLOX Mobile downloaded, you’ll have the option of updating to the latest version.

If you haven’t installed ROBLOX on any of your iOS devices, follow these steps to get it today!

We’ll be tweaking and enhancing ROBLOX Mobile as we move forward, and keeping you guys posted with new changes, improvements, and hurdles along the way. The app is still available for download in the iTunes Store for the always-low price of free. For now, if you’re using ROBLOX Mobile, hop into ROBLOX and get behind the wheel of a car. Then use the mobile chat feature to invite your friends to do the same.