Classic Game RuneScape Is Coming To Mobiles And Tablets

Good news gamers: classic MMORPG RuneScape is coming to mobile and tablet.

Jagex, who created the game, are bringing cross-platform play to the game, meaning players can jump between devices while still keeping within the same world, with the same characters - so play it on your phone on your commute and then hop on your PC once you're home.

No, that's definitely not spending too much time gaming, don't worry.

RuneScape will be available for mobile and tablet as both the old-school version and a modern one. So fans of nostalgic gaming can take a trip back in time, without the frustrations of dial up.


Initially released way back in 2001, RuneScape is one of the most popular MMORPGs of all time. For those of you thinking its fan-base will have mostly moved on by now, you might be surprised to hear that last year it surpassed a whopping 250 million accounts since its launch.

Last year is also the year it won itself a Guinness World Record for being the 'most prolifically updated MMORPG video game'.

And surely by making it available on mobile it will open itself up to a whole host of new fans, as well as tempt back some of its original users.


If you head to the RuneScape webpage, you can register your interest now. According to, fans can look forward to playing the old-school version later this year, with the modern one set for release next year.

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Claire Reid

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