Roblox launched in mainland China earlier this year, but users there have yet to embrace the platform. Photo: AP Photo
Roblox launched in mainland China earlier this year, but users there have yet to embrace the platform. Photo: AP Photo

US-based Roblox, Epic Games’ setbacks in China point to a splintered metaverse

  • Roblox’s recent investor presentation shows the company has scant presence in mainland China, while Epic Games has pulled Fortnite from the country
  • Metaverse, seen by some people as the next iteration of the internet, could look very different in China than the rest of the world, analysts said

Roblox launched in mainland China earlier this year, but users there have yet to embrace the platform. Photo: AP Photo
Roblox launched in mainland China earlier this year, but users there have yet to embrace the platform. Photo: AP Photo
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