Fantasy MMO RuneScape will head into the world of HTML5 on July 22nd with the release of RuneScape 3, Jagex has announced.
Labelling the third iteration in the series as “the most significant update” yet, Jagex said users will now be able to play the game without requiring Java or any other plug-ins.
The company said that using its own HTML5 engine would power improved graphics, longer draw distances, better audio and an upgraded camera system.
“We received fantastic praise from our passionate RuneScape community when we first revealed the development of RuneScape 3, so we’re thrilled to be able to confirm the July 22nd launch date for the most significant update in the game’s history,” said RuneScape 3 executive producer Phil Mansell.
“Our pioneering use of HTML5 technology continues to place us at the forefront of browser-based gaming innovation, and will result in a truly amazing gaming experience for players.”
Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard added: “RuneScape continues to go from strength to strength, and with the launch of RuneScape 3 this year we will no doubt continue on that upward trajectory.
“We have a solid line up of the most ambitious innovative content and ground breaking technical innovations ever, all of which will be coming to fruition over the course of the next few months, it’s going to be an incredibly exciting time for the community both past and present.”