The launch of the third iteration of RuneScape, the well-known MMO, has managed to attract over 300,000 new players according to Jagex, the developer of the game. The Cambridge-based studio also revealed that over 100,000 former players have reactivated their accounts and that the new and existing players have resulted in over 600,000 hours of gameplay being played every day. Now that is very impressive indeed for a free-to-play MMORPG.
RuneScape is the world’s most popular free-to-play MMO according to the Guinness World Records, with over 200 million players over its lifetime. RuneScape 3 launched on 22 July.