Monday, April 21, 2014

Runescape Tablet is more akin to your laptop

Jagex is working to bring RuneScape to tablets by the end of the year, with Smart TV and console versions also being considered.In an interview with IGN about the HTML5-powered RuneScape 3 due out this summer, CEO Mark Gerhard revealed the company is already working on a tablet version of the freemium browser MMO, but has no intention of stopping there.

Consoles are easy. If you can just get the console manufacturers to play nice with each other and stop fragmenting the community then we could do something there too.

"We’re working really, really hard to do tablets by Q4 this year," he announced. "I see [smartphones] as a window into the game, so I think even mobile is right for RuneScape, but it’s probably as a subset or augmentation of the game rather than the core game experience.

"Tablet is more akin to your laptop so the game is more naturally transposed to that. I’m also very excited about Smart TVs; I don’t think we’re that far away from being able to do something very interesting there."

He even suggested that RuneScape could one day make its way onto consoles, though acknowledged that Jagex wouldn't be happy unless PlayStation owners could play with Microsoft gamers.

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