RuneScape Coming to Mobile With Full Cross-Platform PC Play


Who-da-thunk-it, Jagex has today announced that their iconic MMORPG RuneScape and it's Old School spin-off will be coming to mobile, but not as some basic mobile game, as the complete MMO experience.

If you've been living in a jungle mud hut all of your life, Runescape was one of the first true MMORPGs on PC. The RuneScape titles will become the first mainstream and established Western MMORPGs on mobile in full and the first to deliver interoperable play between PC and mobile platforms.

Both versions of RuneScape Mobile will boast all of the same features as their desktop counterparts, along with new controls optimized for mobile devices, as well as cross-platform play. Players can use their existing accounts and play in the same servers that they use in the PC versions of the games.

Jagex goes mobile as RuneScape comes to smartphone and tablets
RuneScape and Old School RuneScape are Coming to Mobile

We know that Old School RuneScape will be the first to reap the benefits of these advancements this winter, with RuneScape to follow soon thereafter. RuneScape is still primarily subscription-based, but much of the content is available to free-to-play users. Old School RuneScape will be released something this winter, while RuneScape will be released in 2018.

It's since been split into two versions, one remaining true to the classic, and the other an updated version with modern trimmings. RuneScape players and streamers could now stream from whenever and wherever instead of just at their PCs, making the entire experience translate to mobile. RuneScape has been around for 16 years.

Eddy also brought up China, the country has already adopted mobile gaming in full force and many titles support cross compatibility which Jagex finds encouraging and is hoping means Runescape does well in that region of the world.

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