Jagex has confirmed that Old School RuneScape has surpassed five million downloads across iOS and Android devices. The UK-based developer and publisher made the announcement on the eighteenth anniversary of the popular RuneScape franchise, saying that the series has hit an “all-time high, soaring above the previous 2008 peak.”
The fantasy MMORPG franchise reached its highest-paid membership total over the Christmas period, as well as the series smashing past the $1bn mark in revenue. RuneFest, the annual gaming convention centering on the series, also hit its highest attendance.
Throughout the year of 2018, Old School RuneScape has had their player-base flourish. The re-rolled servers have attracted more and more new and old players, so many that the 2008 record of most paid memberships at was broken in 2018. “The franchise has been growing consistently for five years, and we’ve seen a surge of further community growth with the move to mobile.” says Jagex boss, Phil Mansell.
Jagex’s CEO Phil Mansell said, “Old School RuneScape’s successful mobile launch was made possible by our incredible team who’ve been able to make this classic game play smoothly in a mobile form-factor, and which allows players to enjoy the convenience of completely interoperable PC to mobile cross-play.
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