The free-to-play MMORPG RuneScape is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year, which is an unbelievable age in the online gaming industry. To celebrate the occasion, the development studio Jagex hosted the RuneFest 2016 in London last Saturday. More than 250 million (!) players have registered an account for RuneScape since its initial launch. The active community naturally needs to be kept entertained, which is why the developers announced a number of new expansions for the RPG at the event. The community can look forward to several add-ons next year, which will be available for free and expand the gaming experience by adding new regions and adventures.
The first expansion is scheduled for a June 2017 release, and it will open the doors to the city of Menaphos. The city walls of Menaphos were added to RuneScape over ten years ago, and players can finally explore it next summer. The inhabitants are usually fairly suspicious towards strangers and might even treat you arrogantly. Their mistrust is rooted in their fear of the devourer god called Amascut who controls their pharaoh.
The Menaphos expansion is only the first in a row of new add-ons for RuneScape, which are scheduled to be released every three months. Additionally, the developers are working on releasing dynamic weather that has an immediate effect on the gameplay. Impatient players don’t need to wait for new content until June 2017, as Jagex will release the Fate of the Gods 2 and the Arc Chapter 2 by the end of the year.
Source: Official game homepage