RUNESCAPE AND OLD SCHOOL RUNESCAPE ARE COMING TO MOBILE PC-Mobile-PC Cross-Platform Play Coming to Jagex Titles
Cambridge, UK - July 17, 2017 - Jagex announced today both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, the iconic massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), will come to mobile and tablet devices.
The two titles will be the first mainstream and fully-established Western MMORPGs to deliver the complete MMO experience to PC and mobile platforms and feature full cross-platform play, allowing players to jump from PC to mobile platforms and back again. Old School RuneScape is set to debut on mobile platforms this winter, with RuneScape to follow.
Extending RuneScape and Old School RuneScape's PC gameplay to mobile, cross-platform play represents a massive advancement for RuneScape's legions of players. Players will be able to log out from their PC when they need to be AFK, and launch the mobile app to continue their adventure on the move, picking up from the in-game moment that they left it on PC... and vice versa.
Players will be able to have a RuneScape and Old School RuneScape adventure just on their mobile devices if they choose, enabling past RuneScape players who have moved from PC to mobile as a preferred platform, to reconnect with the game and their characters once again.
"As a MMO player, you ideally want to play at any time of the day or night no matter where you are. We know that our players' time is precious, and that's why want to give all RuneScape players, both present and past, the opportunity to play RuneScape on the go," said Neil McClarty, Senior Product Director, Jagex. "The fact that they'll be able to play on their PC, leave the PC, and pick up their mobile and continue playing where you left your character will be a big deal for our players - there really will be no need for any XP waste."
"This is a real step change for MMORPGs and a signal of Jagex's intent to continue to push the boundaries of live games," said Phil Mansell, Chief Operating Officer, Jagex. "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. We believe in taking our games to wherever our players want them; recent player surveys showed an overwhelming 90% of active players and 64% of former players telling us of their very high intent-to-play on mobile. Our innovative approach to mobile is also evidence of our ambitions in the mobile sector, and a further indication of our investment in extending the RuneScape franchise to additional devices and territories."
Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com.
Step into a medieval fantasy world that's packed with epic adventures, fascinating characters and a passionate community that helps to mold the game itself. Unashamedly British in humor, RuneScape embraces an unconventional world where you're free to play and explore the way you want to. An MMO unlike any other - become the hero you were born to be at www.runescape.com.
About Old School RuneScape
Based on the 2007 incarnation of RuneScape, Old School RuneScape's players enjoy weekly updates that they vote for through an in-game polling system. Since launch in 2013, Old School RuneScape has established itself firmly in the competitive gaming arena with Deadman Mode involving the best 2,000 players across the globe participating quarterly in a free-for-all battle which results in just one winner. From 100 player raids to solo bosses and dungeons consisting of over 60 waves, Old School RuneScape truly caters for adventurers after the ultimate PvP or PvE challenge. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com.