Ah RuneScape – the MMO everyone seems to be playing, but nobody you know. It’s made our “underrated” lists repeatedly over the years while many veteran MMO players shrug at it, but maybe today’s news will prove it deserves much more attention from the core MMO crowd: Jagex announced today that RuneScape is still growing and indeed just saw its biggest subber year ever.
“Jagex’s RuneScape franchise achieved its highest-ever player membership peak in 2019 with RuneScape and Old School RuneScape attracting more than 1.1 million paying subscribers, in addition to the many millions who enjoy the free-to-access content. Furthermore, Old School RuneScape, in its first full year on both mobile and PC, saw a surge in popularity with daily active users reaching their highest ever number in the game’s six-year history.”
Jagex’s PR also notes that it hired over 100 new employees in Cambridge in 2019 alone. Not too shabby.