While RuneScape is basking in the joy of being on Steam, Old School RuneScape hasn’t made the jump yet. This is because, according to Jagex, the Java client didn’t cooperate with some of Steam’s features. That’s required the studio to rebuild the game in C++, and as a result, now it is time to get the 2007-era MMO onto Valve’s platform.
Jagex kicked off a closed beta this week to test how this rebuilt Old School RuneScape works with Steam and needs testers willing to put the client through its paces. If you are interested in helping out with this, you can sign up for a closed beta key over on the website.
“In addition to playing nicely with Steam, features such as GPU support will boost performance, and your FPS will now be capped to your display’s refresh rate,” the studio said. “All in all it’ll make Gielinor a far more welcoming place.”