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McClarty says Jagex has been laying

  • November 28



    So the studio set about OSRS gold searching for ways to let users play the game on the go, and mobile was the perfect fit. "For us it was really born out of that, and therefore the cross platform component was critical," states McClarty. "We did not need this to be a brand-new game because it's about looking after our existing players, letting them have the ability to play the game that they're playing, together with the characters they've spent years on.

    "The secondary component is that we expect that there'll potentially be some ex-players that have left because they have not had time to play on PC, and maybe now if it's available to play mobile, they will have 10 minutes while they are on the bus to work"

    McClarty says Jagex has been laying the bases for RuneScape on mobile for a long time, together with work on the tech side throughout the previous two years also underpinning the new mobile versions and making them viable choices.

    McClarty claims that RuneScape will offer close enough the exact same experience as its PC counterpart. And, luckily because of previous decisions at the very conception of RuneScape, the control scheme should not feel too alien to PC players.

    "I'd really like to believe [Jagex founders] Andrew and Paul Gower could see in the future and saw that at 16 years' time cellular would be what it is now and that they chose point and click mechanic because it could lend itself so well to telephones," states McClarty. "Happily those two items have aligned and actually the traditional point and click that we have had on PC does immediately lend itself to click and point with your finger, which is fantastic.

    "The game itself will probably have all the content that you can play on PC. So it really is the entire game, it's not a stripped down pocket version or anything like that. The largest change is it's just a really high degree UX and UI in terms of the menu, simply to match that size of screen. But the goal is to get an almost buy RuneScape gold absolute comparable version of what you can do on PC." RuneScape's mobile release follows in the footsteps of several of the greatest MMORPGs in Asia who have made comparable jumps from PC to mobile.