RuneScape is finally coming to Steam. Both RuneScape and Old School Runescape will have a dedicated support team that will maintain the game's Community Hub for Steam users.
After almost two decades of exclusivity, RuneScape and Old School Runescape are breaking away from their website to join Steam.
RuneScape will debut on Steam on October 14 2020, while the classic version Old School RuneScape will follow early in 2021, Jagex announced today.
The move to Steam will come with bespoke membership packages and achievements, while a dedicated support team will maintain a RuneScape Community Hub for Steam users, including weekly announcements, guides, articles, artwork and videos.
Phil Mansell, Jagex CEO, had this to say:
"Jagex is on a mission to bring the RuneScape universe to more players globally. Following our games’ arrival on mobile stores, we are now expanding the availability of the desktop versions. Making them accessible to the Steam community is an important step in achieving this goal. We’re excited to see RuneScape debut on Steam from October 14th and look forward to Old School RuneScape’s arrival next year, as we enable even more gamers to access and explore our rich and engaging living game worlds."
The "ever-evolving living game" will soon be old enough to drink in the USA. During its storied life, Runescape has drawn nearly 285 million player accounts to its online fantasy realm of Gielinor. Runescape has also reported its highest-ever player membership numbers earlier this year.
The RuneScape Coming Soon store page is now live on Steam . There, the players can add the game to their Wishlist and be sure they'll be notified as soon as it hits Steam's proverbial shelves.