Elevate a toast, Sandwich Woman.
Lengthy-lived on-line fantasy sport Runescape celebrates its twentieth birthday right this moment.
Developed by Jagex, the growing old MMO first launched on 4th January 2001 – making it older than Neverwinter Nights, World of Warcraft (and certainly Wikipedia, the place I am now checking all of those dates).
Jagex right this moment stated the sport had been performed continuous for 7306 days (presumably with rest room breaks), welcomed 300 million participant accounts, and is definitely nonetheless doing very nicely for itself thanks very a lot.
2020 was an excellent 12 months for Runescape, Jagex added, wherein it gained a document 1.2m subscribers, along with the tens of millions of individuals enjoying without spending a dime.
2021, in the meantime, will characteristic varied occasions to mark Runescape’s anniversary, together with the long-awaited full launches of Runescape for iPhone and Android gadgets, which can characteristic cross-platform play with the desktop variations.
Log in to Runescape right this moment and you will get to play The Grand Social gathering, a birthday occasion and related questlines with “among the most iconic characters from Runescape’s historical past, such because the Clever Outdated Man and the Sandwich Woman”. Crumbs. You additionally get some snazzy armour and a cape:
“RuneScape has come a good distance since 2001 when it was launched by a small group of visionary sport builders,” Jagex boss Phil Mansell stated. “It was modern and bold proper from the beginning in offering gamers with a free, always-on, role-playing sport with a novel character.
“At present the RuneScape video games are a real Nice British success story that has gone international. It has thrived for 20 years by embracing its heritage whereas additionally evolving with greater than 1000 sport and content material updates, making it a very dwelling sport.”