Last September, Jagex announced that Old School RuneScape was coming to Steam. Since then, RuneScape had an incredibly successful release and they are gearing up to add more stuff to improve gameplay and overall user experience.
Here’s the thing. Their official client was designed in Java and it doesn’t work very well with some of Steam’s core features. So, they’ve been working on a new game client built in C++. In addition to playing nicely with Steam, features such as GPU support will help boost performance, and the FPS will now be capped to your display’s refresh rate. All in all the main goal is to make Gielinor a far more welcoming place.
This is where players come in. A Closed Beta test will kick off and you can sign up by registering your interest there. The Beta will be conducted through Steam, and chosen testers will be sent an email containing a Steam key and instructions. It’s worth noting that at this stage the beta is Windows only. You’ll want to know how you can tell whether the email is legit. The email will be coming from Jagex and it will contain your RuneScape name and a Steam key for you to use. It will also contain links to our FAQ, and most importantly – it won’t ask you to enter your RuneScape login information anywhere!
You’ve probably got a lot of questions so you can go ahead and look into their FAQ section to hopefully answer them. Updates will be given to you as soon as they are made available.