Jagex is conveying the long-running MMORPG RuneScape to a portable platform. The original browser-based version of the game is coming to mobile and will be cross compatible, with the former coming out in 2018 and the latter in winter 2017. There is an undeniable mobile customer fan base wanting this already. Players can utilize their current account and play in similar servers that they use in the PC version of RuneScape
“The RuneScape titles will become the first mainstream and established Western MMORPGs on mobile in full and the first to deliver cross-platform play between PC and mobile platforms,” said the game’s developers in a press release.
Cross-platform RuneScape is here!
Cross-play has emerged as one of the biggest gaming trends of 2017, allowing people to play multiplayer games together even if they’re using wildly different pieces of hardware.
At E3 2017, Microsoft announced that Minecraft would be getting cross-platform play across the numerous pieces of hardware that the game is now available for, and Rocket League has also done likewise.
Runescape is the latest game to get in on the trend, and its free-to-play origins make it a great fit for mobile. It will be interesting to see whether lapsed Runescape players return to the title now that it’s easier to take on the go.
The new feature means players can jump between playing on a mobile device to playing on PC. All while keeping the same character and progress.
Old School Runescape is set to debut on mobile first, this winter, with the newer version to follow.
Initially released in 2001, Runescape remains one of the most popular MMORPGs in the world. Last year the game surpassed 250m player accounts since its launch. RuneScape was awarded for being the “most prolifically updated MMORPG video game”.
Both versatile RuneScape customers will bolster cross-stage play with existing records and characters. RuneScape is still basically membership based, yet a significant part of the substance is accessible to allowed to-play clients. Jagex anticipates releasing Old School RuneScape Mobile in winter 2017. The newer version will arrive a short time later in 2018. Intrigued players can join to beta test the present day and exemplary renditions of the amusement.