RuneScape, the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG initially launched in January 2001 by Jagex, continues to be to this date the most important and most up to date F2P recreation within the style as acknowledged by the Guinness World Information.
Its reputation is so nice, in truth, that there’s an official separate ‘Previous-College’ model of the sport for old-timers who aren’t that keen on the enhancements made over time. After launching on Home windows PC, Mac and Linux, final yr RuneScape appeared on iOS and Android as properly, with full cross-play compatibility. And even cell customers can choose their poison between Previous-College RuneScape or common RuneScape.
Now, it seems that a brand new ‘motion RPG’ recreation primarily based on the IP is within the works at Jagex. We uncovered this information whereas looking LinkedIn, particularly by way of the resume of Nathan Richardsson, who lately turned Govt Producer on this unannounced challenge.
Richardsson is an trade veteran, to say the least. He’s principally recognized for his over seven years lengthy stint at CCP Video games, the place he labored first as Senior Producer after which as Govt Producer on EVE On-line. He then jumped over to Trion Worlds as Vice President of Improvement and Govt Producer on Defiance. After a quick interval at Ubisoft Montreal, he moved once more to turn into Senior Producer of Warhammer 40,000: Everlasting Campaign at Behaviour Interactive.
The very temporary description solely mentions that this new RuneScape can be an ‘motion RPG’, suggesting it might need motion primarily based fight as an alternative of the normal fight system of the prevailing MMO. This may occasionally additionally trace at a console launch, the place motion primarily based video games are prevalent, and this is able to be a primary for the Cambridge primarily based developer.
That mentioned, we’d be stunned if this challenge didn’t have loads of MMO-like options, too. To start with, that’s the style each Richardsson and Jagex as an organization are most aware of. Secondly, in Might 2017 Jagex introduced a partnership with Inconceivable to make use of the cloud-powered SpatialOS know-how in ‘future improvement initiatives’, and SpatialOS actually solely is sensible for use in large-scale on-line video games. Final however not least, CEO Phil Mansell admitted in an interview revealed by GamesIndustry earlier this yr that the studio is certainly engaged on a ‘next-generation MMO’, although after all, we don’t know if it’s the identical challenge.
It is perhaps some time earlier than we get an official announcement and reveal, nevertheless it’s actually an thrilling prospect for RuneScape followers to sit up for.
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