RuneScape fans who have been waiting years for its full release on mobile devices, the wait is almost over. Jagex has announced that the full release of RuneScape on Android and iOS this summer.
While no exact release date was given for the release, the RuneScape mobile version will hit iOS and Android this summer. Preorders are available on both devices, and those who sign up will receive some exclusive rewards for doing so. RuneScape's Ryan Ward praised the release in a statement in today's press release, highlighting the fact RuneScape already reaches millions of players, with mobile providing another way for those players, and new players, to jump into the decades-old MMORPG.
"Today’s invitation to pre-order and pre-register is a massive and exciting moment. It has been no small feat to bring one of the world’s largest MMORPGs to the world’s largest and most widespread gaming platform. This Summer, we will be ready to welcome players on mobile to a fantastical, living world and through endless discovery connect them to a RuneScape community of millions. Our community means everything to us, and we have taken the time in Early Access to listen to player feedback and create an experience that was as awesome on mobile as it is on desktop. Given RuneScape’s 20-year heritage, to have the whole of RuneScape running on mobile is a monumental achievement and we couldn’t be more excited for launch."
Old School RuneScape is already out on mobile, so this would mark the first time both have been widely available on mobile devices. RuneScape will offer full cross play and progression with the current live version of the PC MMO, as well as tailoring the experience to the smaller screen with redesigned combat mechanics, icons, menus and more to better suit the new experience.