The original RuneScape Classic is now currently available to celebrate 10 years of the browser-based MMO. You’ll need to play between now and the 29th September in order to gain access.
RuneScape creator Jagex wants fans and newcomers to see how far the game has progressed in 10 years.
As an incentive players of RuneScape Classic can collect the Classic Cape and Classic Hood. These are limited time only items from RuneScape Classic and therefore won’t be obtainable again for probably another 10 years.
“The past 10 years have seen RuneScape grow and develop at a phenomenal rate and today’s game is testament to the continued content, graphical and technological updates… 10 years after RuneScape Classic opened its gates to adventurers, it seems a fitting time to close them to new players, as we look forward to RuneScape’s second decade and to what promises to be a very exciting future for the game.” Daniel Clough, Vice President of RuneScape.
MMORPGs and browser-based games have changed a lot over the last 10 years and mostly for the best but RuneScape was in some ways a head of its time.