Classic MMO RuneScape is coming to mobile

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

Old School Mobile, as Jagex is calling it, will enter beta testing soon and, if you fancy getting involved, you can register your interest on the official RuneScape website. These are full-fledged mobile clients of the existing game, not a separate version.

Jagex has today announced that both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will be coming to mobile with cross-platform compatibility. Players can use their existing accounts and play in the same servers that they use in the PC versions of the games.

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"The first logical approach is to take the title to mobile because our players have grown up".

Jagex aims to recapture one of the key things that made Runescape great, being the ability to easily play the MMORPG without the need of a fancy PC or even a client, Runescape mobile would make the game much more accessible and more akin to how the original titles were like back when Runescape was strictly a web browser experience. Old-School RuneScape, meanwhile, is based on the 2007 version of the game and was released in 2013; updates for the game are voted on by the player community. That's right, the same great RuneScape but now on your smartphone or tablet. RuneScape players and streamers could now stream from whenever and wherever instead of just at their PCs, making the entire experience translate to mobile. While there may be question marks over how well the mobile clients are adapted to support the unique qualities of the modern-day smartphone, this is certainly a promising start to what could be a defining release for the App Store as a serious gaming platform.

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