Long-running fantasy MMO RuneScape will, almost 20 years after its initial launch, be making its way to Steam on 14th October.
Since its release back in 2001, RuneScape has only been available from developer Jagex’s website, but it’ll finally be making its way to Valve’s platform next month as part of the studio’s “mission to bring the RuneScape universe to more players globally” – a philosophy which has already seen the game expand onto Android, with a closed beta on iOS also now underway.
Jagex says RuneScape’s Steam release will offer “bespoke membership packages”, and will support a range of Steam features including Achievements. It also plans to deploy a dedicated support team for Steam users that will be tasked with maintaining a RuneScape Community Hub, as well as producing weekly announcements, articles, guides, videos, and artwork.
Old School RuneScape, a ‘classic’ version of the game that’s more or less as it was in 2007, is also making its way to Steam, but Jagex says this one isn’t due to arrive until early next year.
Eurogamer’s Matthew Reynolds recently took his first tentative steps in RuneScape as part of Clash of Fans week, under the watchful gaze of our resident long-time player Lottie Lynn. That might give you some idea of what to expect if you’d like to know more.