Everyone has played RuneScape at least once in their life or heard about it, but the classic fantasy MMORPG game is set to shut down after a 17 year run. The game will end its operations this August.
Originally debuted in 2001, Jagex’s has had an active player base despite having a sequel in 2004. In a farewell statement, the game developer notes that the decision comes as the game naturally ran its course, since certain technology is being outdated the classic c version easily abused and plagued by botting.
According to Jagex, RuneScape Classic’s servers will officially go offline Monday, August 6 at 8 a.m. BST (3:00 a.m. EST).