The classic MMO’s Runescape and Old School RuneScape will be available on Steam from October 14, Jagex announces. The franchise has had about 285 million players in nearly 20 years, according to the developer.
Steam users can Runescape on the game platform in their wish list. They will then receive a notification when the game becomes available in two weeks. Old School Runescap is not yet on Steam, which will happen in early 2021.
Runescape offers on Steam achievements, badges and emoticons. Support for trading cards will follow after its release. The RuneScape Community Hub will keep Steam users updated weekly on announcements, guides, articles, artwork, and videos.
Runescape was available so far for PC, Mac and Linux via Jagex and for Android in the Google Play Store. Jagex hopes to attract even more users than the 285 million players the franchise has had so far.
Jagex introduced Old School RuneScape in 2013 as a continuation of the game as it was in 2007. In 2004, RuneScape 2, which released a new got in the form of RuneScape 3. RuneScape was originally released in 2001 and was still playable as a ‘Classic’ but in 2018 Jagex pulled the plug. RuneScape was for many players the first mmorpg they played.