Old School RuneScape will hit on the app stores this winter, whilst RuneScape is expected to follow early 2018. Both matches will also be cross-platform -- meaning consumers can play their PC counterparts and load up the exact same figures and continue where they left off.It's uncertain whether the matches will every get a roll out on the App Store and Google Play, though Jagex is in talks with Apple and Google about the OSRS gold.
While the move to mobile could open RuneScape into a new generation of gamers, Jagex is targeting its current user base and those gamers that have since churned from the game.Speaking to PocketGamer.biz, Jagex Senior Product Director Neil McClarty says though its consumer base is enthusiastic and highly invested in the sport, many gamers are getting older. With this, he explains, comes time stresses on game time because of other commitments such as work and loved ones.
Hence that the studio set about searching for ways to let users play the game on the go, and cellular was the perfect cheap Runescape gold. "For us it was actually born from that, and so the cross-platform component was crucial," says McClarty. "We did not need this to be a brand-new game since it's about looking after our existing players, allowing them to be able to play the game they're playing, with the characters they've spent years on.
"The secondary component is that we expect that there'll possibly be some ex-players who have left because they have not had time to play on PC, and maybe now if it's available to perform on mobile, they'll have 10 minutes while they are on the bus to work."