The significance of RuneScape's debut on mobile devices is huge, and while such a major name making the transition to the App Store is surprising, it's also something that makes a lot of sense. Both are coming to mobile, but the simpler Old School version will arrive first in late 2017.
We know that Old School RuneScape will be the first to reap the benefits of these advancements this winter, with RuneScape to follow soon thereafter. Players can use their existing accounts and play in the same servers that they use in the PC versions of the games.
Both the versions of RuneScape - modern and classic, will be offering cross-play that will make it possible for the players to access the same character on both PC and smartphone.
Meanwhile, the modern RuneScape is also in development for mobile, following the Old School client.
"The two titles will be the first mainstream and fully-established Western MMORPGs to deliver the complete MMO experience to PC and mobile platforms and feature full interoperable play, allowing players to jump from PC to mobile platforms and back again", says Jagex. Old School RuneScape will be released something this winter, while RuneScape will be released in 2018.
Jagex aims to recapture one of the key things that made Runescape great, being the ability to easily play the MMORPG without the need of a fancy PC or even a client, Runescape mobile would make the game much more accessible and more akin to how the original titles were like back when Runescape was strictly a web browser experience.