The popular online game developer Jagex has unveiled their latest plans and additions to the largely player browser free-to-play MMORP Runescape. The new upgrade will be called Runescape 3 and will launch in summer this year. Runescape 3 will be a massive leap in terms of technology and mechanics under the hood. Jagx has stated that it will be running on the latest and most powerful iteration of Hyper Text Markup Language: HTML 5. By implementing HTML Runescape 3 will have better looking graphics, longer draw distances as well as lots of new pleasing atheistic.
Have a look at a screenshot of an early build of Runescape 3:
RuneScape 3 will see a massive leap forward in technology, with a new fully HTML5 engine, improved graphics, longer draw distances, new audio, new design features and a world changing content update as the game moves into a new age.
Full details of the update remain a closely guarded secret but RuneScape’s Executive Producer, Phil Mansell gave the community a teaser of what’s to come, saying, “RuneScape 3 is a massive update to RuneScape building on 12 years of content to make improvements on all fronts. RuneScape 3 is going to run faster, look better and feel so much more immersive.”
The updates aren’t limited to tech improvements, however, RuneScape’s Creative Director, Mark Ogilvie commented, “RuneScape 3 marks a significant moment in RuneScape’s history as the world enters the 6th Age. All our recent content updates have been building up to this point, massive change is coming, and our players will be able to shape the game with the choices they make. Every single player will have the ability to shape the world.”
You can also check out more information on the new massive update in this video released by Jagex:
Runescape is one of the largest and most popular online games around with over 220 million registered users. The game originally launched in 2001 and has seen many changes since then. Just recently they have added new servers for ‘Old School Runescape’ which is a build of Runescape from circa 2007, voted by the fans to be the most wanted era of the game and by many to be the best. I myself haven’t played Runescape lately but I did during that 2007 era up until the introduction of the Grand Exchange in 2008- to my best knowledge. Since then the game has become almost unrecognisable with its UI and graphical changes, but it is nice to see an option to go back to the heydays where Zezima ruled the world.
Runescape 3 will be releasing in summer this year, so keep an eye out on future announcements and reveals on the official Runescape website where you can also play the game for free.