The game will be ported over to mobile platforms in its entirety, the company said, without clarifying on which platforms would be receiving it, though it is to be presumed that RuneScape is to launch on Android and iOS devices.
Old School RuneScape releases first on mobile, which is based on its August 2007 version.
RuneScape, the massively popular MMORPG, is coming to mobile devices this winter.
In case you haven’t been following the game closely since its heyday in the mid-2000s, RuneScape is actually now two different games. You can see some screenshots from the mobile versions below; the first four images are from Old-School RuneScape, while the last is from RuneScape.
“The first logical approach is to take the title to mobile because our players have grown up”. Jagex plans on releasing Old School RuneScape Mobile in winter 2017, and RuneScape Mobile not long afterward in 2018.
Eddy also brought up China, the country has already adopted mobile gaming in full force and many titles support cross compatibility which Jagex finds encouraging and is hoping means Runescape does well in that region of the world.
RuneScape might be old enough to drive, but it still has an active community, with thousands of players streaming on Twitch. Alternatively players who prefer a mobile experience can dedicate their time on the mobile app too.
Back when pay-monthly was still a workable business model for MMORPGs, Runescape stood alone as an example of how to do free-to-play right. There is also a potential new audience that might have never played RuneScape before, much less even heard of it, and these mobile clients will be the entry point to a real, full-fledged MMORPG on mobile.