While MMORPGs are great in theory, it’s hard to achieve success with them as it essentially means that developers need to remain committed to the world for development periods longer than a regular game. RuneScape is one of the games that has actually managed to achieve this.


The game was launched in 2001 and is recognized by the Guinness World Records has the world’s largest and most-updated free MMORPG to date. For those who remember playing the game and would like to relive it, you’ll be pleased to learn that Jagex has announced that Old School RuneScape (which is a separate version of the game launched in 2013) will be launching on mobile devices in October.

The game will be playable on both iOS and Android devices come 30th of October, following a beta testing period which will only be open to members. Note that there are various iterations of RuneScape, such as Classic RuneScape, Old School RuneScape, and Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, so it’s easy to get confused as to which is which.

The game when launched in October will also launch with support for cross-play with the PC version of the game. There will be a brand new interface and controls optimized for touchscreen devices. In the meantime if you’d like to get an idea of what the game will look like on your phone, check out the trailer above.

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