Today is the 18th birthday of the RuneScape franchise and Jagex is celebrating the highest ever number of subscribers and monthly active users across all versions of RuneScape. The major boost in player count comes from the mobile launch of Old School RuneScape and early testing of RuneScape mobile. The current subscriber count for the franchise has peaked at over 1 million.
During the last year, Jagex has hit a number of major milestones, including:
- More than 5million installs of Old School RuneScape on iOS and Android since launch
- The RuneScape franchise achieved the highest ever paid membership total in its history over the Christmas period, surpassing previous record set in 2008
- Cumulative lifetime revenue for the RuneScape franchise passed $1billion
- Monthly active users more than doubled over the year with big gains in the last quarter
- Highest ever attendance for annual player convention RuneFest
- More than 100 new hires were added to the Jagex team