Many will remember playing RuneScape, the game being a popular favourite way back before large multiplayer online games flooded the video game market. From the village of Lumbridge to the battlegrounds of Castle Wars, players levelled and traded all within their browser for the past fifteen years, but that is all to change with the games relaunch, featuring new game engine and all.
Using a new visual engine and game client, RuneScape will no longer be played in your browser, instead sitting on your computer awaiting your adventures. The new adventure isn’t going to just change its location with a wide range of technical improvements including support for DirectX12 and Windows 10.
The graphics are clearly on a whole different level to the pixels and blocks that once strained your eyes as you mined for copper and tin, with new draw distances, water effects and dynamic lighting and shadows now welcoming you into the world on a whole new level.
Jagex isn’t stopping with the new game client, with Jagex promising further enhancements to the game’s visuals, including the inclusion of volumetric lighting, improved animations, and higher-resolution textures.
I remember starting back on RuneScape many years ago, and the new graphics definitely look to bring the urge to boot it up again to the surface. If you’re interested you can download the new game client here.
Cooler Master UK and Jagex today announce an official partnership, making CM Storm the official peripheral supplier for the game developer.
In a press release we received, Cooler Master have announced that they will be the official peripheral supplier for Jagex Games Studio. This means that we will soon see products such as the CM storm Ceres-500 headset and the Havoc mouse being used alongside the CM Storm Quick Fire Ultimate keyboard and CM Storm Speed- RX surface. All these products are aimed at gamers so it’s great to see that they will be used how they are intended.
As official game peripheral supplier, Cooler Master will be working closely with Jagex Games Studio to ensure that wherever Jagex are the best mechanical gaming keyboards, DPI switching mice, and most comfortable headsets will also be available – be it on live stream, gaming event or in the amazing 60 PC gaming atrium at the studio in Cambridge. With joint projects, giveaways and more special announcements coming soon
Jagex is a large game developer and publisher with their largest game, Runescape, still holding the Guinness World Record for “Most Popular Free Multiplayer Online Game”. They are currently working on a new game called “Block N Load”, which I managed to get a sneak preview of at Multiplay’s Insomnia 53 and can confirm its lots of fun.
Timing for the new partnership is perfect as Jagex travel the world showing off their latest announcement; Block N Load, a game where brains are as important as bullets and no game’s the same! Build, destroy, attack, defend and literally become the architect of your own victory. Head over to www.blocknload.com and get involved in the game’s beta test now
This partnership can only bring the best out of each other, both are companies that strive to make the gaming experience better and both are passionate about what they produce. It’s certainly something to keep an eye out for as I’m sure we can expect some big things.