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Is Runescape coming to console? Jagex hint at PS4 and Xbox version

Published: 11/Sep/2020 15:51

by Daniel Cleary

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Runescape developers Jagex have hinted that the popular MMORPG title could soon be coming to consoles like the Xbox One and PS4. Here’s everything we know so far.

Since Runescape was first released in 2001, the free-to-play title has only been available for PC players to get their hands on.

However, following their recent expansion to mobile devices with Old School Runescape, it seems as if developers Jagex are now interested in taking the open-world game to consoles.

Runescape on mobile phone
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Runescape could be coming to consoles next after its mobile release in October 2018.

Is Runescape confirmed for consoles?

Although the move to consoles such as the Xbox One and Ps4 has not yet been confirmed by Jagex, there have been some major hints from their developers, pointing towards the potential to launch on consoles in the future.

In Runescape’s latest “Gielinor Gazette” newsletter, on September 3, Jagex Moderator MikeD laid out a road map for OldSchool Runescape in the 2020/21 season.

The dev revealed that they would continue to expand the title following the mobile release, adding, “For mobile’s release we coined the phrase ‘Old School Anywhere’. I want to go further. I want ‘Old School Everywhere’!”

“I see a future with Old School front-and-centre on online game stores.” he continued, “It’ll be available on other platforms and consoles. There’ll be game worlds based in other locations.”

After pointing out the potential Runescape players that are “exclusively using Steam, or get their dose of daily gaming on the sofa with their consoles,” it seems like a real possibility that a console version could be coming soon.

When is Runescape coming to consoles?

As of now, it is unclear when players can expect to see Runescape’s launch on consoles, however, with the plans for the console being brought up in the 2020/2021 roadmap, it is possible that it could be released as early as next year.

While the Jagex devs admitted that these are “lofty ambitions” they are still quite confident that they can make it happen and revealed that there are “major secret projects already in the works.”

It seems as console players will have to wait a little while longer before they can finally try the game out for themselves but we’ll be sure to update you, once more information becomes available.

Pokemon

Pokemon players put on notice as ‘Temtem’ confirmed for PS5

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:04 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 17:05

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon inspired game Temtem is now coming to the PS5 as an early access console debut exclusive.

Temtem is an increasingly popular MMORPG game which was first made available on the PC back in January 2020. It had already been announced for next-gen consoles – PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, as well as the Nintendo Switch.

However, it is PlayStation players that will get to experience Temtem first though, as it will come to the PS5 on December 8. Releases dates for the Xbox systems and Nintendo Switch have yet to be announced, but it will be launching at some point in 2021.

The official PlayStation blog confirmed that the game will feature crossplay between the PS5 and PC. Presumably, this means it will feature crossplay between all consoles when it is eventually released universally.

Unfortunately, Temtem won’t be free. The standard edition will cost $37.49 and the deluxe edition $57.49. You can find the differences between the two versions below:

Temem Standard Deluxe Version Differences
PlayStation Blog
It’ll cost you an extra 20$ for the Early Access – Camo Outfit…

Pokemon clone?

Any time a game comes out where there are various different creatures to collect and put them into battle together, comparisons to Pokemon are naturally drawn. Attempts to emulate the franchise should come as no surprise given how incredibly successful it has been.

One thing that Crema is trying to differentiate from Pokemon, is that of the game’s difficulty. “Temtem also offers some more activities, catering to the more hardcore players out there. Attempt to take on Dojo leaders in new increasingly difficult battles in weekly challenges, hunt for ultra-rare, specially colored Temtems called Lumas at the Saipark, or fish for one of the many (10,368 to be exact!) variations of Koish at the Nuru Lodge,” the PlayStation blog shared.

This is in addition to ranked battles. The developers promise that these battles will be determined by skill rather than luck.

While it’s certain that Pokemon will remain at the top of the mountain, Temtem proves that there is room for a competitor. They’ve certainly got the console advantage, but time will tell if they can even lay a glove on the monster that is the Pokemon franchise.