RuneScape2 Enters Beta Phase
Few believed that anyone could create a massively multiplayer online role-playing game using Java, but their disbeliefs were proven wrong by Jagex Limited. Now, RuneScape 2, an updated and improved version of RuneScape, has entered a closed-beta testing period for current subscribers:
RuneScape 2 is a completely updated version of the hugely popular online adventure game RuneScape, where players have monsters to skill, map to explore and quests to complete. RuneScape 2 features vastly improved graphics and a completely new game engine.
‘The whole team has worked really hard to get this Beta ready for launch.’ says Constant Tedder, Managing Director of Jagex Ltd, ‘Our existing players have been really patient as the wait has been longer than we would have hoped for. Hopefully when they see what we have done we will have gone beyond their expectations and our players will think the wait has been worth it.’
When the game goes full launch early in 2004 existing RS1 players will be able to transfer their accounts in full to RS2 ,with all stats intact.
Tedder added: ‘RuneScape 2 is truly one giant leap bringing fully 3D massively multi-player gaming to anyone with an internet connection. Playable in the browser with no lengthy downloads or cumbersome installation process, anyone can start playing in just 3 minutes.’