Jagex is bringing RuneScape and Old School to Steam

Jagex is bringing RuneScape and Old School to Steam

British games firm Jagex is going to be launching its two RuneScape MMOs on Steam.

The company is launching the modern edition of RuneScape on Valve's platform on October 14th, while the retro-themed Old School RuneScape is set to follow in early 2021. Right now – on PC – the games can only be played in their own clients.

In coming to Steam, RuneScape will come with a number of achievements and trading cards, while Jagex has also promised that it has a dedicated support team manning the game's Community Hub on Steam to keep the audience up to date with guides, articles, as well as news and videos.

The firm also revealed that RuneScape has now attracted 285m player accounts since its launch 20 years ago at the start of 2001.

“Jagex is on a mission to bring the RuneScape universe to more players globally," CEO Phil Mansell (pictured) said.

"Following our games’ arrival on mobile stores, we are now expanding the availability of the desktop versions. Making them accessible to the Steam community is an important step in achieving this goal. We’re excited to see RuneScape debut on Steam from October 14th and look forward to Old School RuneScape’s arrival next year, as we enable even more gamers to access and explore our rich and engaging living game worlds.”

During 2019, Jagex revealed that it had brought in record revenue and hit a new high for users subscribing to its games.

Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a freelancer who also does contract work for Jagex.

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