This was announced today by its developers - Jagex Ltd. In the meantime, players can head over to the websites of both games through the source links below and register their interest for a chance to enter the closed beta stage ahead of the official release.
For those unaware, there are actually two versions of RuneScape in existence; Old School RuneScape (the slightly cruder, but still very popular original game) will be the first to arrive on mobile devices this winter, replete with fancy new touch-screen interface. Starting this winter with Old School Runescape, players will be able to take their adventures on the go whenever they'd like. RuneScape's free-to-play monetisation and its frequent updates in many ways served as a model for the development of the App Store's ecosystem, and it'll fit in quite nicely even amongst its far younger peers on iOS.
"As a MMO player, you ideally want to play at any time of the day or night no matter where you are", said Jagex senior product director, Neil McClarty We know that our players' time is precious, and that's why want to give all RuneScape players, both present and past, the opportunity to play RuneScape on the go.
Old School RuneScape releases first on mobile, which is based on its August 2007 version. RuneScape is the current iteration of the game that the developer has been working on since 2001.
The new feature means players can jump between playing on a mobile device to playing on PC, and vice versa, all while keeping the same character and progress.
Phil Mansell, chief operating officer at Jagex added: "This is a real step change for MMORPGs and a signal of Jagex's intent to continue to push the boundaries of live games".