Classic MMO RPG Old School RuneScape has launched on iOS and Android mobile devices.
The game features cross-platform play, allowing mobile users to play with or jump from PC and vice versa.
Developer Jagex said it’s the first mainstream PC MMORPG to launch in full on iOS and Android, and the first mainstream game to transfer its monthly membership offering to mobile. Membership starts from £6.99 per month and provides players with additional content, skills and quests (more details here).
“Old School’s arrival on iOS and Android is something our community has been exceptionally hungry for.”
John Colgrave, Old School RuneScape producer
The game’s anticipated arrival on mobile stores has fulfilled more than 1m pre-orders (or pre-registrations) for the game placed by mobile gamers in its build to launch.
In addition, a further million mobile gamers are already playing Old School on Android, following its Members’ Beta and soft launch over the summer.
You can download the game here and view Old School RuneScape’s trailer for mobile devices here:
John Colgrave, Old School RuneScape producer, said: “Delivering the same wealth of content as its PC counterpart, and expanding Old School RuneScape’savailability to mobile devices is an incredible achievement and one the team is extremely proud of.
“Its arrival on iOS and Android is something our community has been exceptionally hungry for and, through beta and soft launch, we’ve worked closely with them to refine and optimise Old School’s mobile interface, including the introduction of a customisable, one-touch action button, and intuitive touch-screen controls.”
Jagex CEO Phil Mansell added: “We believe in taking our living games to wherever our players want them and, with the mobile editions offering full and seamless cross-platform play with PC, players can now continue their adventures on either platform and on the move.”
“We believe in taking our living games to wherever our players want them.”
Phil Mansell, Jagex
Old School RuneScape is part of the $1 billion RuneScape franchise and is based on the iconic MMORPG as it was in 2007. Old School launched in 2013.
Old is certainly new at the moment in the world of video games. Things like the NES and SNES Classic (and more recently PlayStation Mini), as well as World of Warcraft Classic, are continuing to generate headlines and interest from gamers.
Old School’s competitive gameplay has also led to the creation of Deadman tournaments, though there has been some controversies from the game’s community in recent years:
- Old School RuneScape Deadman Invitational winner disqualified following Jagex investigation
- Jagex fires member of Old School team for ‘gross misuse’ of moderator privileges
- Gross Gore banned by Twitch again after Runefest controversy
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