RuneScape 3 will push user-driven content and help forward a planned expansion to tablets.
RuneScape has a lengthy history as far as MMOs go. Today that history adds a new chapter as the latest entry in its franhcise, RuneScape 3, is now officially up and open for play, bringing with it new content and new possibilities for the popular MMORPG.
"The RuneScape 3 development team has worked tirelessly to delight our community with this significant upgrade," said Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard, commenting on the release. "The Jagex team and I are truly honored to be able to be part of this formative occasion and to provide our cherished community, past and present, the RuneScape update of a decade." An update that, according to the developer will focus on "user-driven content."
RuneScape 3 is an instantly accessible F2P MMORPG set in a welcoming world of medieval fantasy. It is an empowering game full of opportunities for advancement and meaningful choices, where players are at liberty to build their wealth, master skills, rally friends and seek adventure as they please. In 2013 RuneScape is "made by you" more than ever before, with player choices driving an on-going story and shaping very fabric of the Gielinor
Players looking for an example of what this means can turn to the Battle of Lumbridge which will begin playing out with today's launch. According to the official RuneScape website, the Battle of Lumbridge will be a "a huge event spanning more than two months, which will change week to week depending on your actions."
In addition to pushing more user-driven content, RuneScape 3 will also help with some of the groundwork for planned ports to new platforms. "We believe RuneScape 3 is the most ambitious game ever launched on this cutting-edge future technology and lays the foundation for our upcoming expansion onto tablets," said Gerhard. All in all, RuneScape 3 looks to be adding a lot for new players to love and if you're interested you can swing by the official RuneScape website to give it a try.