The now-defunct massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) Runescape is succeeded by Old School Runescape which takes after nearly all of its features. Old School Runescape, also called ORS or OSRS, is a sort of sequel to the classic Runescape and also uses its 2007 platform. The announcement for the game came in February 2013 through a website post by Jagex Games Studio. Thereafter, the interest of the players was measured based on a poll by Jagex Games Studio. The poll seemed to be created by the game developer to gauge if the Old School Runescape shall be released as a pay-to-play game. The game was launched in February 2013 as a free-to-play game but also with pay-to-play facets even until today.
It would appear that Old School Runescape is an imitation of the very first Runescape for the average player. Nonetheless, it has integrated several factors that have made it an entirely new game. The Ironman Mode that bans economic transactions such as banks, the Deadman Mode with higher experience gain but is only available seasonally, Leagues which happen to be task-based at a limited time period and with corresponding rewards, and the Great Kourend map with various topographies in it, are only some of the new game features found in Old School Runescape only.
The most defining feature of the game, however, is the fact that it has a mobile version. In October 2018, the mobile version of Old School Runescape was released and garnered immediate success in only less than two weeks. When one visits the Old School Runescape page on Google Play Store or on the App Store, its exceptional ratings and high reviews are immediately noticeable. Old School Runescape mobile, unlike some mobile game ports of MMORPGs, has enabled cross-platform access that allows its players to open their accounts on both platforms, whatever is accessible.
The latest modes of Old School Runescape along with classic aspects like quests, items and equipment upgrades, player-versus-player mode, and completing party tasks. The fusion of old and new in Old School Runescape resulted in a well-loved and well-rounded game which is acknowledged world-wide. Old School Runescape is actually extremely popular, so much so it has much more than five million registered accounts with thousands and thousands of active players in their servers.
The British Academy Games Awards, Develop:Star Awards, and the Pocket Gamer Mobile Awards are some of the major awarding bodies that has recognized Old School Runescape. Old School Runescape was awarded as “Best Mobile Game” and “EE Mobile Game of the Year” by these organizations. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/798333471438299396
and, consequently, Jagex’ success is indicated through the awards that it has gotten, demonstrating effectiveness in fusing classic with innovative elements.
Old School Runescape is proof that the game does not necessarily have to be complex or revolutionary just to be successful. Despite its simple and two dimensional graphics, Old School Runescape was able to achieve what most MMORPGs could not.