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Old School RuneScape mobile debuts with over one million installs

iOS launch more than doubles mobile audience, brings game to #1 in the App Store in eight countries

In news that sounds like it came right out of 2007, RuneScape 2 - aka Old School RuneScape - is popular once more. Jagex has announced that over one million new users have installed the game following its full release on iOS last week.

That added one million from October 30 onward is in addition to the existing one million+ users who installed the game on Android for its Members' Beta program. The combined groups lead to Old School RuneScape seeing a new record for daily active users since the game launched on PC in February of 2013.

In addition, the game debuted at #1 in the App Store in eight countries, and in the top ten in fifteen countries.

Old School RuneScape is a slightly updated version of RuneScape as it was in August of 2007, and was created for players who preferred the look and feel of the game before developer Jagex overhauled it entirely into its current incarnation, RuneScape 3.

"After five years of successive growth since its PC launch in 2013, the arrival of Old School RuneScape on mobile is a hugely important milestone for Jagex in taking the RuneScape franchise multiformat," said Jagex CEO Phil Mansell. "Making our living games available to more players on more devices was a priority for us as we set out the third age of Jagex as, over the years, our players have grown up and some, who were PC players, now have alternative format preferences that fit their changed lifestyles."

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