I would be curious just how many OSRS players had never played RuneScape before trying OSRS; definitely at least a few due to OSRS Gold the simple fact that it's become a bit of a but it can not be many. I imagine curiosity about a 13 year very grind-heavy, mostly obsolete MMORPG running on a 20 year old spaghetti powered engine is high among audiences who did not grow up playing RuneScape to start with. Some sort of RuneScape Remastered or MMO place in the RuneScape world might be RuneScape's only hope to be applicable. On the other hand you're absolutely right about Jagex handling of every other game they've ever made, so I am hardly optimistic.

Look at participant counts games like cod, or steam numbers. Runescape normally has 20kish players online. Thats 24/7 games dream of numbers like that. Only the most prosperous games that are absolute have players. Can it be less than it had certain, is it close to death? Not even close to it. If you make a match today you hope is has even a fraction of these gamers. Look at wolcenthey had like players around the first day and they did not even imagine or prepare for that many players so the servers required a shit.

There are still to many games now times to encourage numbers such as they used to at the rpg and mmo side of the marketplace. Sure they come and go every year and always have, just CS retains players. RS3 includes a on much at any time. With upward of 45k at peaks. It would be to low 20's on steam charts in rank, if we are comparing to steam graphs. Which is a really good spot to be in contemplating that is where a lot of the games that are popular set on steam graphs such as last dream and ESO.

My guess is it's likely to be an entirely new and different MMO rather than remastering the exact old code we perform now, I do not think they think that it's worthwhile to remaster RuneScape in dread of it being ineffective and result in loss of players. Brand recognition is potentially the most effective marketing tool there is, particularly when it's one with the quantity of nostalgia that Runescape brings to a lot of men and women. The rumours of RuneScape: Remastered are that it's an entirely new game which shares some lore from RuneScape, but would be put a bit later in the timeline and have a completely new world (possibly sharing some of the same areas as the recent RuneScape, but reconstructed from the earth without the grid and other limitations of the old engine).

Gameplay would likely also be completely different, with everything being completely in 3D (the current RS3 and OSRS clients leaves everything in 3D but the server still handles everything as though it's in 2D) and it would be essentially realtime rather than having everything secured into 0.6s ticks. So it basically is a wholly new MMO, but they are using RuneScape more as a franchise than to refer to a certain game (or two games, I figure ). It is probably only known as"RuneScape Remastered" for advertising purposes. There are a slew of people who played RuneScape at a certain point in their lives, but aren't actively after the news around Jagex. If they launch a game called"RuneScape Remastered" they will likely get much more traction on the internet than when they would launch an entirely separate MMO using a very different title.

The next MMO tried - Runescape is lifestyle