Wring surprising complexity out of Runescape

  • Why Jagex is eventually bringing RuneScape gold to mobile with cross-platform play

    You have probably heard of RuneScape, but did you know that it still attracts two million monthly active users and has countless thousands of subscribers?First started by programmer Jagex 16 years back in January 2001, RuneScape has since split into two matches: Old School -- in which players can enjoy the timeless gameplay -- as well as the newest RuneScape, in which users get regular new upgrades to the name.

    In reality, RuneScape has been growing for the last 3 decades in terms of gamers and revenues.The game can be set to obtain another shot in the arm with the statement which Jagex is rolling out that the longstanding name to mobile platforms.

    Old School RuneScape will strike the app shops first this winter, whilst RuneScape is expected to follow in early 2018. Both matches will also be cross-platform -- meaning consumers can play with their PC counterparts and load up the exact same characters and continue where they left off.It's uncertain whether the matches will every get a roll out on the App Store and Google Play, though Jagex is in discussions with Apple and Google about the topic.

    While the transfer to mobile could open RuneScape to a new generation of cheap RS gold, Jagex is targeting its current user base and those players who have since churned from the game.Speaking to PocketGamer.biz, Jagex Senior Product Director Neil McClarty says though its user base is enthusiastic and extremely invested in the game, many gamers are getting old. With that, he explains, comes time pressures on sport time due to other commitments like work and family.