'RuneScape' Passes 50,000 Subscribers

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PST

A big milestone is passed.. Today Jagex Ltd developer and operator of Java MMORPG RuneScape, celebrate passing 50,000 subscribers.

'This is a fantastic milestone to pass' says Managing Director Constant Tedder, 'I am so proud of the whole team's efforts this year to take us to this level. We believe we have a long way to go and the new version of RuneScape, going Beta on December the 1st, will surprise a few people.'

RuneScape was first launched in January 2001 as a free game. A subscription based members version was launched in February 2002 instantly attracting 5000 subscribers. Since that time subscriber growth has been steady and entirely organic.

RuneScape today has over 660,000 active free players making it one of the largest online games in the world. It subscriber base continues to grow steadily.

About Jagex Ltd

Jagex Ltd, is an independent developer and operator of online games. Jagex specializes in persistent character games with immersive environment all fully 3D and playable in the browser. For more information about Jagex Ltd and its products can be found on the Internet at http://www.jagex.com/corporate.

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