Old School RuneScape on mobile within 24 hours number 1 in eight countries
November 6, 2018 - Old School RuneScape, the narrative MMO of Jagex, made its debut on mobile devices last week and managed to win the number 1 position in the iOS App Store in eight countries in eight countries, including the Netherlands. The game has been installed on tablets and smartphones more than one million times since its launch on 30 October
November 6, 2018 - Old School RuneScape, the narrative MMO of Jagex, made its debut on mobile devices last week and managed to win the number 1 position in the iOS App Store in eight countries in eight countries, including the Netherlands. The game has been installed on tablets and smartphones more than one million times since its launch on 30 October. Thanks to the influx of these new players, Old School RuneScape reached the highest average daily users in its five-year existence.
Old School RuneScape was very well received by both players and critics and got five stars at 93% of all App Store reviews. The average in the Netherlands is now 4.9 out of 5 stars on iOS and 4.8 out of 5 stars on Android. Critics from major media were also extremely enthusiastic. Touch Arcade called the game: "absolutely phenomenal" and Pocket Gamer wrote: "a brilliant MMO that is just as good in your pocket as on your PC". Today on the front page of the App Store was "A classic that is more than just nostalgia".
Phil Mansell, CEO of Jagex: "The arrival of Old School RuneScape on mobile is a hugely important milestone for Jagex after five years of successive growth since the introduction of the game on PC in 2013. Making our living games available to more players on more devices was a priority for us because our players have matured over the years. Some, who were first PC players, now have alternative platform preferences that fit more with their changing lifestyle.
"Now we have released Old School RuneScape in its entirety on mobile and offer the game as a second screen experience. By giving gamers a new way to access Old School RuneScape, we have welcomed millions of new and returning players into this great game. The arrival of Old School RuneScape on mobile devices and our ongoing work to make RuneScape mobile is testimony to our investment in the growth of both titles and our vision of live games. "
Old School RuneScape is the first mainstream PC game that fully offers its monthly membership on mobile devices. It comes in the same row as entertainment apps such as Netflix, Spotify and YouTube Premium.
Old School RuneScape is part of the RuneScape franchise (which has already raised more than a billion dollars) and is based on the iconic MMORPG as it was in 2007. The popularity of Old School RuneScape has been in its five years as a living game grow and is more than just a nostalgic game experience, thanks to new areas and adventures for both solo players and 100-player strong raid groups.