The legendary MMORPG makes its highly anticipated debut on the world's biggest PC gaming destination
Wednesday, October 14th 2020, 5pm BST – Cambridge, UK – The PC edition of RuneScape, the iconic living MMORPG, today made its highly anticipated debut on the Steam Store, Jagex has announced. Its arrival follows demand from the Steam community, which saw the game race into the Top 40 of Steam’s Global Wishlists rankings last month.
With its official Steam page now live, RuneScape comes to Steam complete with a full suite of Steam achievements, badges, emoticons, and trading cards featuring the game’s most beloved characters and items. In addition, the game offers launch-exclusive content for those who become members via Steam.
For gamers taking up RuneScape membership via Steam, launch-exclusive in-game content is now available. Three tiers of membership* offer an amazing deal of discounted membership, unique cosmetics – including a ‘Steam’ Punk Forge Goblin outfit, Forge Goblin Warhammer, and Mechanical Frog pet – and even the RuneScape orchestral soundtrack is up for grabs.
RuneScape’s launch on Steam comes as part of Jagex’s mission to bring the RuneScape universe to more players around the world as the game approaches its 20th anniversary. In its celebrated lifetime, the RuneScape games have welcomed more than 285million player accounts and reported its highest-ever player membership numbers this year.
Cross-platform play also enables current players to link their existing RuneScape account to Steam and carry on playing with an existing character, with progress saved across Steam, the desktop client and mobile editions, currently in Early Access for Android users and Closed Beta for iOS players.
RuneScape will continue to offer both its free-to-play and Members versions on Steam, the latter of which delivers an expanded world complete with more characters, skills, storylines, and quests for players to immerse themselves in.
Current players are celebrating the game’s arrival on Steam and ready to welcome new players via Steam with an in-game launch party, now being held at Taverley Docks, one of the first locations new players encounter.
Ryan Ward, RuneScape Executive Producer, said: “I’m so excited that RuneScape is now available on Steam, bringing one of the world’s largest MMORPGs, to one of the world’s ultimate gaming destinations. It connects us to a huge community of PC gamers. Together, we will welcome them to millions in our RuneScape community and show them what we have to offer as a living game. It has been an absolute pleasure to work in partnership with Steam and to create fun, unique content for Steam’s worldwide community. This is just the beginning of bringing RuneScape to a wider audience”.
Nathaniel Blue, Valve, said: “We’re delighted to welcome one of the world’s largest MMORPG’s, RuneScape, to Steam. We are excited to share RuneScape to a new, large global audience on Steam. Together we will connect PC gamers across the globe, and some will even get to explore the magical world of Gielinor for the very first time! You can download RuneScape for free on Steam today.”
The Steam version of RuneScape features the exact same massive living game world and content that is part of the RuneScape client. The RuneScape store page is now live on Steam here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1343400/RuneScape/
Notes to Editors:
RuneScape features English, French, German, and Portuguese (Brazil) localisation of both the game's interface and subtitles. RuneScape’s three-tiered membership packages available via Steam:
1. RuneScape Starter Pack
- 1-Month Membership
- 15 Treasure Hunter Keys
- Cosmetic: Forge Goblin Warhammer
2. RuneScape Standard Pack:
- 3-Month Membership
- 50 Treasure Hunter Keys
- Cosmetic: Forge Goblin Outfit
- RuneScape Soundtrack: The Orchestral Collection
3. RuneScape Max Pack:
- 12-Month Membership
- x2 Cosmetic Tokens
- 50 extra Bank Spaces
- Extra Daily Treasure Hunter Key
- 75 Treasure Hunter Keys
- Cosmetic: Forge Goblin Frog Pet & Forge Goblin Outfit & Forge Goblin Warhammer
- RuneScape Soundtrack: The Orchestral Collection
RuneScape’s sister title – Old School RuneScape – will also come to Steam early in 2021.
About Jagex: A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed more than 280million player accounts to its world and is a $1bn lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com/careers
About RuneScape: More than 19 years in the making and acclaimed by PC Gamer as “one of the most endearing and unique MMOs available”, RuneScape is an ever-expanding, living game that’s bursting with activity and life. Set in a medieval fantasy land, begin by creating a character and then embark on epic journeys through a vast sandbox world that’s full of gods, warring races, unexplored dungeons, and glittering riches. Propelled by the game’s narrative, choose your own path through enthralling quests, and progress through 28 diverse skills to shape a single character in a classless world. RuneScape Mobile Early Access is now available for RuneScape members on Android, featuring cross-platform play between mobile and desktop editions, enabling players to seamlessly jump between devices and take their adventure anywhere. In RuneScape, you get to be the hero you always wanted to be and, with new content added almost every week, there’s always a new and adventurous experience to look forward to. Become the hero you were born to be at www.runescape.com
About Old School RuneScape: Launched on desktop in 2013, and now also on mobile devices, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Tournaments, where winners receive huge cash prizes and membership. Play now at http://oldschool.runescape.com