Long running MMORPG series RuneScape will be releasing mobile versions of its two games starting this winter, publisher Jagex announced today.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will be on Mobile and Tablet devices. It has been promised that the game experience will not be diminished on any of the platforms it will be on. Even more amazing news is that players can switch back and forth between devices on the same characters. You can play a character, log out of the PC version, and pick right up where you left off on your tablet. This makes for a big development for a large western MMO to do. We may be seeing a whole new frontier of gaming.
“As a MMO player, you ideally want to play at any time of the day or night no matter where you are. We know that our players’ time is precious, and that’s why want to give all RuneScape players, both present and past, the opportunity to play RuneScape on the go. The fact that they’ll be able to play on their PC, leave the PC, and pick up their mobile and continue playing where you left your character will be a big deal for our players – there really will be no need for any XP waste.”
Neil McClarty, Senior Product Director, Jagex
The ability to hope back and forth between the two versions is exciting, and the games teams are excited as well. Entering the mobile sector is quite the challenge, but Jagex is taking some great first steps.