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Roblox Platform High-Level Roadmap

Roblox Platform High-Level Roadmap

Welcome to the high-level roadmap for the Roblox platform, where you can gain a general understanding of some of the features we are currently considering. This is a living document and we will be updating it approximately every month.

Please note that our goal is to provide you with the best updates possible. Sometimes, bugs or technical complications may cause us to delay launches and ensure that we're shipping reliable features.

If you would like more information on the roadmap — specifically what is changing between each update — please see here.

Last Updated - 14th March 2022
See here for specific Studio release changelogs
Feature Status Launched

Automatic Translation - In-Experience

All experiences are automatically translated to all supported languages (in-experience strings). [info]
Rolling Out

Q1 2021

Automatic Translation - Language Support

We currently support: Chinese - Simplified, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Adding Thai and Turkish in Q1 2022. [info]
Rolling Out

Q1 2021

Layered Clothing (Opt-Out)

Layered Clothing is enabled by default for all experiences. [info]
Live

Q1 2022

Open Cloud support for groups

Group owners can set permissions to allow certain members to create API keys to access group owned resources. [info]
Live

Q1 2022

Context-aware Autocomplete

More powerful Script Editor autocomplete [info]
Live

Q4 2021

Better Breakpoint (Logpoint and more)

Introduce Logpoint and consolidate breakpoint presets in Studio debugger [info]
Live

Q4 2021

Allow Renaming of Groups

Allow Group owners to change the name of their Group for a fee. [info]
Live

Q4 2021

New Script Editor Scrollbar Markers

Easily navigate your scripts through scrollbar markers. [info]
Live

Q4 2021

Custom Pivot Points

Allow custom pivot points while building. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

DataStore v2.0

Enhanced DataStore functionality. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

Heightmaps v2

Updated heightmap importer to allow faster iteration with larger, higher-quality terrain. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

Memory Store

Shared memory service across all game servers. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

Open Cloud

Open access to Roblox Cloud endpoints. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

Procedural Skies

Procedural clouds [info]
Live

Q3 2021

SurfaceAppearance

Add SurfaceAppearance object that enables PBR textures for MeshParts [info]
Live

Q3 2021

Talent Hub

Find other creators to form teams and collaborate on bigger and better games. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

2FA with Authenticator App

Additional layer of security for developers. [info]
Live

Q3 2021

Find (all) / Replace (all)

Quickly make changes across all Scripts in a Place. [info]
Live

Q2 2021

Script Version History

See detailed version history for scripts. Diff against older version and rollback individual scripts or batches of scripts, if necessary. [info]
Live

Q1 2021

Asset Manager - Universe Level

Replace Game Explorer with a new widget that provides an refreshed design, deterministic sorting and local filtering for assets. [info]
Live

Q1 2021

Attributes

Attributes allow you to customize instances with your own data. [info]
Live

Q1 2021

Increased Game Join Security

Increases security on game join.
Live

Q1 2021

Semantic Highlighting

Semantic highlighting enables more granular customization options to Script Editor themes. [info]
Live

Q1 2021

Teleport API Simplification

Combine the current teleport functionality into a single API. [info]
Live

Q1 2021


Features in Beta »
Feature Status

Accessory Fitting Tool

Streamlines the accessory creation process for both layered and rigid accessories. [info]
Open Beta

Custom Materials

Customize built-in part and terrain materials. [info]
Open Beta

Volumetric Sounds

Sounds emit from every point on the surface when childed to a Block, Ball, or Cylinder part. [info]
Open Beta

Parallel Lua

Enabling Lua scripts to be run on separate hardware threads. [info]
Open Beta

Dev analytics standard dashboard

Analytics dashboard with standard KPIs. [info]
Closed Beta

Modern Studio

New and consistent icons, colors and fonts that scale across all screen sizes and resolutions. Fast widget docking. Responsive ribbon that intuitively scales to window size.
Closed Beta

Datastore APIs for Open Cloud

Access datastore using Open Cloud APIs.
Closed Beta

Outlines for Parts/Models

Allow developers to highlight certain models with a colored outline.
Closed Beta

Features under Investigation »
This is not a complete list of all features we're currently working on; it is merely some large features which we are currently investigating, ordered by how far along we are in our investigation.
Feature Status

Documentation Site

Overhaul of DevHub to enable improved documentation and navigation.
Investigating

Embedded images in Talent Hub

Creators can directly drag and drop images into Job Posts and Creator Pages instead of having to upload to a third party first.
Investigating

Script Editor Plugins

Studio Plugins can now access and extend Script Editor functionality through a rich API.
Investigating

International Documentation

Creators will be able to view all Creator Documentation in any of the officially-supported Roblox languages.
Investigating

Monetization Metrics for Analytics Dashbaord

Help developers understand their experience's monetization performance through out-of-the-box KPIs.
Investigating

New Lua Debugger

Debugger overhaul with intuitive UI and powerful, stable backend support.
Investigating

Open Cloud Documentation

New section on DocsSite where Creators can find comprehensive reference for Open Cloud endpoints.
Investigating

Open Cloud OAuth2

App developers can register on Roblox and allow their users to easily authorize the app to access users' resources.
Investigating

Unified Resources Navigation

Creators will be able to navigate to any other Resource, at any time, using a common top-level navigation.
Investigating