Jagex, the creators of the hugely popular Guinness World Record holding free-to-play adventure game, RuneScape, have announced that the launch of RuneScape 3 will take place on July 22nd.
Set in a vivid detailed medieval fantasy world, RuneScape’s universe and narrative proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing adventure games, delivering an innovative and original experience for millions of players worldwide every day. RuneScape is totally free-to-play, with a popular membership expansion offering even greater scale, variety and ambition, running directly within almost any computer’s browser.
Players are not limited by character classes like most games instead the skills they choose to train define who they become and with its truly open-world gameplay there are no limits to the type of hero players can evolve. Quests are accessible to all as is player-versus-player combat for the brave or daring.
RuneScape’s quintessential British witty tone, finely balanced gameplay, epic questing and completely open non-linear world combine to create a game that has earned its rightful place as the most popular free-to-play online adventure game of all time and continues to push the boundaries as the World’s Greatest Adventure
The biggest upgrade in the game’s acclaimed 12 year history, RuneScape 3 brings next generation browser technology, new gameplay features and heralds in ground-breaking player-driven content.
RuneScape 3 will mark the massively multiplayer online game’s transition to the cutting-edge browser technology of HTML 5, enabling any player to embark on the world’s biggest adventure without the requirement for Java nor any other plugins. The use of the proprietary HTML 5 engine allows for significant enhancements to the player experience such as improved graphics, longer draw distances, an upgraded camera system and superior audio. The addition of seasonal high scores will allow all players in the community to compete on weekly and monthly leader boards.
The launch of RuneScape 3 will also see player decisions directly shaping the future of Gielinor, its inhabitants and scenery for the very first time. It will also mark the beginning of RuneScape’s inaugural community-focused world event, The Battle for Lumbridge. In addition to the technological leap RuneScape 3 sees the world of Gielinor enter the 6th Age, a significant new milestone in RuneScape’s vast heritage, as the gods of RuneScape return to re-exert their authority.