RuneScape Coming Soon to Mobile – Will Feature Seamless Cross-Play With PC
RuneScape is one of those games that tends to drop from a person’s memory for a time, only for them to think about it later and say, “That game is still around?” Indeed, the now 16-year-old MMO is still alive and kicking and developer Jagex has announced that the game will be coming to mobile devices. Don’t worry about your high level character collecting cobwebs, though; Jagex has confirmed via their forum that the game will support seamless cross-play between mobile and PC.
“This is a mobile client for RuneScape – not a separate version of the game. The interfaces will be optimized for mobile, and there’ll be persistent cross-platform play with the desktop version. That means you’ll log in with your existing account, continuing the adventures of the character you’ve spent so much time leveling. And of course, you can hop back onto the desktop client whenever you want.”
Ever since the mid-2000s, RuneScape has actually been split into two games. The most up to date version of the game has been the one Jagex has been continuously updating since 2001. On the other hand, Old-School RuneScape – released in 2013 – is based on the 2007 version of the game, and exists as a nostalgia throwback for players that prefer the older. less graphically updated version. This, of course, means that not one, but two different versions of RuneScape are arriving on mobile devices. The Old-School version will arrive on mobile devices this winter, with the most up to date version of RuneScape coming at some point in 2018. Jagex is also hosting a live stream at 19:00 UTC on July 19 on Twitch to answer some questions, and perhaps reveal some more information on what to expect from the mobile versions of the game.
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