The lights are on
Jagex announced today that RuneScape 3 will launch on July 22, officially advancing Gielinor inhabitants into the series’ 6th Age. The release includes several technological updates to previous RuneScape games, including HTML 5 compatibility.
RuneScape 3’s transition to HTML 5 brings with it improved graphics, better draw distance, and superior audio. One of the most popular free-to-play franchises in the world, Jagex claims that this is its most significant update we’ve seen since its release 12 years ago.
You can watch RuneScape developers discuss the upcoming release here.
Our TakeWhile there is sure to be a certain degree of indifference towards the release of a new RuneScape iteration, it shouldn't be forgotten that Jagex mastered the immersive, addictive, free-to-play game model long ago. Another thing to keep in mind is that, as of last year, RuneScape has an estimated 200 million registered users, 10 of those million which are still active. In short, there is still a huge demand for free-to-play MMO's. Preliminary footage of the RuneScape 3 beta indeed shows significant graphical improvements, but we'll have to wait until its official release to really know how the public receives it.
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I didn't know it still existed
Yay glad for RS. Gonna start playing again soon. I always loved this game because It's just different and great :D OOhohh ahh ah :3
Played it for ~8 years. I say you don't play this game. /nosarcasm
I still consider this the best game ever made, and play it all the time.
I might see if RS 3 will make it worth getting back into. I put it on indefinite hold since last year.
I remember last time I played they just randomly put me on a members server in when I was just wandering around and I wasn't a member.
Runescape is STILL relevant? I remembered watching friends play it years ago and it looked like the most boring thing ever.
I have been off and on on this game for 6 years now and still can't really stick with it. It's fun but leveling up some skills just drags out for so long it is unbearable. I might start playing again soon though.
alot has changed since ive been a kid lol
Hard to believe all these years later, I still find myself coming back to this game from time to time.