Old School RuneScape has released on iOS and Android.
The fan-favourite MMORPG – which delivers "interoperable cross-platform play, enabling players to jump from PC to mobile platforms and back again" – recieved 1 million pre-orders and has become the first full mainstream MMORPG to launch on mobile devices.
Old School RuneScape is available for iOS devices running 10.0 or above, and Android 5.0 or above, and features adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids that promise to take the game "far beyond a purely nostalgic vanilla experience". The team polls players and permits the community to vote on features before they go live.
“Delivering the same wealth of content as its PC counterpart, expanding Old School RuneScape’s availability to mobile devices is an incredible achievement and one the team is extremely proud of," said producer John Colgrave. "Its arrival on iOS and Android is something our community has been exceptionally hungry for and, through beta and soft launch, we’ve worked closely with them to refine and optimise Old School’s mobile interface, including the introduction of a customisable, one-touch action button, and intuitive touch-screen controls.
“Our intention is to take our games to wherever our players want them and, with the mobile edition offering fully-implemented and seamless cross-platform play with PC, players can now and continue their adventure on either platform and on the move.”
Jagex recently announced it had fired a moderator of Old School Runescape after it was discovered the individual had been pilfering in-game currency and items. The studio’s action was confirmed in a post on the Runescape site, which noted the dismissal came following the discovery of irregular activity during routine checks. Tracing it back to a mod of the Old School version of Runescape, and with the Runescape franchise bringing in almost a billion dollars since its launch in 2001, acts like this are something Jagex takes very seriously and it moved quickly to neutralise any impact of the dishonest behaviour.