Jagex’s Old School RuneScape (OSRS) Mobile now has an official release date. The mobile port of the browser based MMORPG is scheduled to have its global launch on October 30th on both Android and iOS.
The game is already available to RuneScape members as part of the OSRS members beta, as well as gamers in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as part of the game’s Android soft launch.
Old School RuneScape Mobile is a portable version of the popular browser based MMORPG RuneScape. OSRS is a reborn version of RuneScape as it was in 2007, with any further changes being subject to community approval. The mobile version of the game offers the same OSRS experience as the web version, with the primary change being the addition of touchscreen controls and a few user interface changes. Players can play with friends who are using the web version of the game, or move between the mobile and web versions of the game.
RuneScape first caught the attention of gamers in 2001, offering players a free to play MMORPG experience that let them fish, mine, craft, and fight monsters as they attempted to level up their abilities and build their fortunes. The game was remade with the release of RuneScape 2 in 2004, which would eventually be turned into OSRS. It was once again remade in 2013 with the release of RuneScape 3, currently just referred to as RuneScape.
Unlike many of today’s free to play titles, RuneScape has not relied on selling gamers items and power ups. Instead the game offers players two tiers: free and membership. Free users have access to a smaller portion of the map, fewer skills, and significantly fewer quests. Members, who pay a monthly subscription fee, have access to an expanded map, more skills, items, and a lot of extra content to explore.
Old School RuneScape Mobile is free and available on Google Play.