Roblox’s new “oof” sound is a giant oof
Roblox has gotten rid of the enduring “oof” sound your character makes when dying (that even I, as an grownup, can discover some semblance of pleasure in). In a thread on Twitter (through Kotaku), Roblox explains it eliminated the sound “on account of a licensing difficulty” and changed it with a brand new noise that, in my view, sounds bizarre as hell.
Roblox has had issues with the “oof” sound earlier than. As Kotaku factors out, Intellivision founder Tommy Tallarico initially created the noise for a 2000 sport referred to as Messiah. Tallarico took difficulty with the actual fact Roblox was utilizing the noise, and in 2020, Roblox began charging creators $1 (or 100 Robux) to incorporate the sound of their video games to settle the dispute. It’s unclear what led Roblox to take away the sound fully, although. Roblox didn’t reply to The Verge’s request for remark.
Associated to sounds, on account of a licensing difficulty we now have eliminated the “oof” sound from Roblox and have created a alternative default sound which launches right this moment.
We plan to broaden our Avatar Store with a complete vary of each outdated and new sounds sooner or later. Extra to return on this.
— Roblox (@Roblox) July 26, 2022
You possibly can take heed to the brand new demise sound within the video embedded under, and it’s positively not the meme-worthy noise the “oof” as soon as was (and nonetheless is). Roblox might’ve not less than tried to make the brand new noise sound considerably much like the outdated one, however as a substitute, it changed it with some form of guttural grunt.
When my character falls off of the map in Velocity Run 4, I don’t wish to really feel like I legitimately killed my character… I simply need him to sound like he stubbed his toe or one thing. This new noise makes me really feel as if I’m standing over my character’s deathbed witnessing his final breath.