Runescape Had its Best Year Ever

2019 was a record breaking year for Jagex as Runescape had its best year ever with memberships at an all-time high. But that wasn’t the only milestone they reached last year. Old School Runescape achieved its highest ever daily active player count. On mobile, it had more than 8 million installations. They also streamed a record breaking 11.3 million minutes of content from RuneFest.  A quote from Jagex CEO Phil Mansell about the record breaking year can be read below.

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“Putting Jagex on track for its most successful year to date, 2019 was a record-breaking year for Jagex and our RuneScape communities. We hit exciting milestones, welcomed more members and players to the games than at any point in their 19-year history, achieved significant success on mobile and saw notable industry talent joining our established teams to steer the future for our living games. We’re delighted and deeply appreciate the dedication of our staff and fans.

This level of success only comes with the passion of huge player communities, who engage with our games because of the amazing craft and care from our talented teams. It is thanks to these efforts that we’ve been able to greatly increase our investment in our existing games, new product development and the broader business with more than 100 new hires coming onboard in the last 12 months. This includes senior leaders joining from EA, Blizzard, Activision, Ubisoft, Riot and more, adding more than 250 years of cumulative games industry experience to the Jagex team.”


Runescape is also getting ready for its 20th anniversary which isn’t until January 4th 2021 but from the sound of it they are going big. Jagex will have a series of initiatives that celebrate the community. More information on those will be coming at a later date.


Source: Press Release

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Old School RuneScape Makes its Mobile Debut

While we’ve known this day was coming for a pretty long while, it’s still nice to get reminded, so consider this that reminder: Today marks the full OSRS Mobile launch, which stuffs the full classic sandbox MMORPG onto your cell phone because technology is pretty freaking amazing when you think about it.

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The game’s release appears to have drawn a crowd as the announcement lauds over one million pre-orders or pre-registrations ahead of today’s launch. This is on top of the million players who were already in-game for the Android soft launch and summer Members Beta testing.

OSRS Mobile promises hundreds of hours of MMORPG gaming and the same wealth of things to do as the original PC version. It also marks the culmination of lots of work on the side of Jagex, who operated in concert with testers to refine OSRS Mobile’s interface.

“We believe in taking our living games to wherever our players want them,” said Jagex CEO Phil Mansell. “The arrival of Old School RuneScape on mobile, and our ongoing work to also bring RuneScape to mobile, is testament to our investment in the continued growth for both titles and building our vision for living games.”

Our Thoughts

Congratulations certainly are in order to Jagex for making this sandbox MMORPG a mobile reality. It will certainly be interesting to know just how popular this mobile edition of one of MMORPG gaming’s elder statesmen ends up being with players.

Source: press release

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Old School RuneScape Arrives to Mobile October 30

After what’s being called a successful members-only testing period and soft launch in certain territories, Old School RuneScape‘s mobile version appears ready for the big time. The OSRS Mobile launch date has been officially locked down, granting iOS and Android users access to the classic sandbox MMORPG at the end of October.

osrs mobile launch date

Tuesday, October 30th will see OSRS make it to both the Apple Store and Google Play, with pre-registration available on both storefronts.

As mentioned before, the mobile edition of Old School RuneScape features full cross-platform play with the PC version, which means you can pick up right where your PC character left off while you’re on the go. The mobile game touts a number of features including intuitive touch controls and the ability to run on older devices such as those with Android Lollipop or iOS 10.

“The next few weeks are going to be incredibly exciting for myself, the Old School RuneScape mobile team,” remarked producer John Colgrave. “Today’s invitation to pre-order and pre-register the game on the App Store and Google Play is a hugely significant one, and we can’t wait to throw open the doors next month.”

Our Thoughts

We expect that diehard players of OSRS will be very excited indeed to see this game’s full arrival to their mobile devices, particularly since there’s full cross-platform support. Gee, it’s almost like having people play the same game on multiple devices is a good idea.

Source: press release

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OSRS Mobile Opens Beta to Every RuneScape and OSRS Subscriber

The population of the Old School RuneScape mobile beta is about to balloon by a pretty significant factor. Jagex has just announced that all Members (AKA subscribers) to either RuneScape or Old School RuneScape who have an Android device can now join in on the sandbox MMO’s testing.

old school runescape mobile beta

OSRS Mobile will roll out a staggered release for every Member of RuneScape and OSRS on PC right now, bringing in approximately 250,000 people over the next few weeks. The so-called “members beta” will be for Android devices.

“Since announcing our plans to bring both RuneScape games to mobile, the community has been clamoring to get their hands on the titles,” claims director of game development Conor Crowley. “Old School RuneScape Mobile has been running 24/7 in invite-only closed beta for the past couple of months, and, with development progressing really well, we wanted to share this progress with the most important people: our members.”

Rollouts for the mobile edition of OSRS beta are starting today and fans should keep their eyes on the game’s website for details. And if you’re among those looking to play on iOS, then the devs want you to know that they’re working on it. Meantime, bear in mind the beta build of the game is functional on the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2XL
  • One Plus 3
  • One Plus 3T
  • One Plus 5
  • One Plus 6

Our Thoughts

That’s most definitely a significant ramp-up in testing scale! Of course, whether all of the current Members take the invite or not is entirely up to the players, but it certainly sounds like the mobile edition of Old School RuneScape is very nearly ready for prime time.

Source: press release

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