16 September, 2022
Roblox has removed an integral part of the game. The developer explained that it was due to a licensing issue.
Roblox Corporation, the developer of the massively multiplayer online game, announced Tuesday's decision via Twitter and noted that a replacement was being launched immediately on the platform.
"Related sounds, Roblox has removed the "oof!" sound and created a default sound that launches today," the company tweeted.
Kotaku points out that the "oof" sound was made by Tommy Tallarico, a former game composer and Intellivision CEO. This is not the first time Roblox has had to deal with licensing issues.
If you are wondering, "oof" refers to the sound that a character makes when they die or resets. However, it has evolved from a small exclamation into a beloved rallying cry of the Roblox community.
Roblox announced that it will soon expand its Avatar Shop, where you can purchase custom clothing, accessories and so forth, with additional "old" and "new" sounds.