Old School RuneScape Mobile Expands Android Beta Test
The mobile version of Old School RuneScape (OSRS) has moved one step closer to release today, expanding the OSRS Android beta test to welcome all active RuneScape members.
There is a limited number of available downloads for the current beta test, though that number may be increased as time goes on. OSRS Mobile was previously available to select users as part of the game’s closed beta test.
RuneScape is a free to play MMORPG with an optional membership that gives members access to exclusive content and servers not available to free users. Membership uses a subscription model, with monthly, quarterly, 6 month, and 1 year subscriptions available. On June 4th, Jagex raised subscription prices for new members to $10.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
Those wanting to play Old School RuneScape Mobile but lack a membership subscription will likely have to wait a while before getting a chance to play the game. The team working on the game is currently considering allowing non-members to enter the beta at some point in the future, but may wait until launch to let everyone else in. iOS will likewise have to wait, as there is no current iOS OSRS Mobile beta test. An iOS version of the game may be in place this Summer.
Old School RuneScape Mobile is a mobile port of Jagex’s Old School RuneScape, a version of RuneScape that has grown from the game as it was in 2007. It should not be confused with RuneScape Classic, the original version of the game from 2001, or with RuneScape 3, the newest version of the game first released in 2013. OSRS Mobile will be essentially the same game as its PC counterpart, with the biggest difference being some much needed user interface changes that make it playable on touchscreen devices. The game will allow players to swap between the mobile and PC versions of the game and play alongside users on both platforms, a previous Android Sloth article details some OSRS Mobile release date information and more.
Current RuneScape members can check out the game’s beta test on Google Play.