After a lengthy beta available only for subscription members, Old School Runescape is now officially released as a free-to-play title for Android and iOS devices with cross-platform support between your smartphone and PC accounts.
Way back in July, Jagex, the British development team behind the Runescape games released a subscribers-only Old School Runescape beta client on Google Play. Those who decided that the subscription wasn't worth their money had to wait until today, when Jagex officially released a full free-to-play version for Android and iOS devices.
Cross-platform support between mobile devices and PC is fully implemented and allows players to use one account on both platforms so they can seamlessly transition between grinding at home or on the go.
Subscribers will enjoy the benefits of three times the map size, more quests, 8 additional skills, 400 extra bank account slots and a bunch of other things. The price you'll have to pay for all this fancy stuff is £8.65 a month.
Mobile versions of MMORPGs often lack in terms of gameplay mechanics, quests, controls and map size when compared to their bigger brothers. Well, that's not the case with Old School Runescape. Jagex, decided to take a different approach, so Old School Runescape on iOS and Android will be a full port. This means it will look, feel and play the same as the PC version, with the distinct difference of playing out on a touch-screen device.
For a game that was initially released in response to declining player counts and negative update reception, Old School Runescape has become one of the most popular MMORPG rollbacks ever. If mobile MMOs are your thing, you should probably keep a close eye on this one.