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Jagex’s space sandbox, “on hold indefinitely.” See: Stellar Dawn on Wikipedia.

Jagex leaks ‘Next-Gen’ project slide; is it for RuneScape?

During a weekend stream of RuneScape, Jagex Community Manager Shaun “Shauny” Akerman appears to have let slip a logo for an unannounced Jagex project called “Next-Gen.” The community is more or less united behind Shauny, who expresses concern on the video that he may be fired. He won’t be, by the by; another mod posted,

“Don’t worry, Shauny! Honest mistake, we all make them. This was a slide from an internal company livestream, so there must have been something leftover from that. God bless you Shauny – we just have to teach you to cut feed when a stream is over!”

Other folks on Reddit are a bit more cynical, suggesting that the whole thing was an intentional leak by the studio in the service of starting up the rumormill on whatever Jagex is working on next.

So what the heck is it? It could be RuneScape Remastered, which Jagex confirmed last year. It could be the VR tech for RuneScape the company hinted at earlier this spring. It could be just a throwback to RuneScape 3’s internal name. Or it could be a new property altogether, though it hasn’t had the best track record there (RIP, Stellar Dawn and Transformers Universe).

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Jagex is working on a mystery MMO

A job posting for a lead programmer revealed that RuneScape developer Jagex is indeed working on a new MMO.

The secretive posting says that the studio is offering “an amazing opportunity for a lead programmer to define the technological path of an undisclosed MMO.” No further details on what this mystery game is were mentioned.

Jagex has had a troubled history of getting a second big online title to market. It has previously developed and canceled Stellar Dawn and Transformers Universe.

[Source: Jagex; via: VG247]

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