One exciting thing about ROBLOX that most people don’t realize right away is it’s not a finished game — it is very much a work in progress. The upside to this is that everyone, both community members and the ROBLOX development team, has a real opportunity to shape the future of ROBLOX. The downside is that since ROBLOX is constantly evolving, it doesn’t stay the same. This can be a source of friction for veteran users who have gotten used to the status quo.
We released ROBLOX Studio 2013 several days ago. One of its key benefits is it runs on a modern, platform-independent framework, meaning we can develop and support one product across the PC and Mac. Ultimately, you will have a more consistent experience, regardless of your platform, and we’ll be able to deliver new features faster.
The ROBLOX Content Team has been using ROBLOX Studio 2013 internally for the past six months to make games such as LEGO Hero Factory: Brain Attack and ROBLOX Battle, and to build the gear items we release in the catalog each week. We have also tested it externally for several months under the “ROBLOX Studio 2.0” moniker. In December, users logged more than 180,000 hours helping us test the new version of Studio. This great test coverage is one of the things that has helped us fix a lot of bugs, the end result being a much more stable Studio.
Since last Thursday’s release, we’ve been tracking bug reports and complaints surfacing in the ROBLOX Studio forums. They range from very minor (e.g., you moved the default location of my favorite menu!) to major (e.g., my level runs slowly in ROBLOX Studio 2013!). The Studio Team is hard at work collecting and prioritizing fixes for these bugs. The first of these fixes will go out this evening, followed by more tomorrow, followed by even more after that.
In the meantime, if you are affected by a serious ROBLOX Studio 2013 issue, we’re making the old version of ROBLOX Studio available for download here. This old version of Studio will not be supported going into the future – we’re making it available on a limited basis while we address the outstanding issues in ROBLOX Studio 2013.
We want ROBLOX Studio 2013 to be a great experience and we’re working hard to get it there. Thank you for your patience.