Roblox takes down China app

Roblox has taken down its Chinese app, Reuters reports.

The U.S. video gaming platform told Reuters the decision was part of “a number of important transitory actions.”

Roblox is also it building a new version of the app.

The LuoBuLesi app was shut down on Dec. 8, disappearing from mainland app stores.

A Roblox spokesperson told Reuters late on Thursday that the move was necessary as it builds the “next version of LuoBuLeSi.”

Roblox’s platform is known for its virtual world technology, now popularly known as the “metaverse”.

The LuoBuLeSi platform is separate from Roblox’s global version and allows users to create and play games, as well as join virtual ‘events’.