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Whip Tak3r

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I just wanted to ask what would your thought would be about Runescape moving over to Xbox and PlayStation.

Just imagine the Runescape world as we know it now becoming a 1st person game where we will be able to see everything around us and experience it in a completely different way.

In my opinion it would be amazing to see this happen and will introduce a brand new Runescape to everyone and i believe it would become so popular.

Please comment your thoughts, any feedback will be appreciated.

Thank-you

11-Jun-2018 11:32:34

Steelweaver
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Quite impossible as RS works on a tile-based point-and-click movement system and Jagex prides themselves on weekly updates.

Consoles don't get any of this in any efficient manner.
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11-Jun-2018 17:46:22

Draco Burnz
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Steelweaver said:
Quite impossible as RS works on a tile-based point-and-click movement system and Jagex prides themselves on weekly updates.

Consoles don't get any of this in any efficient manner.


Agreed.
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11-Jun-2018 21:07:32

Steelweaver
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Swift Punch1 said:
PS4 has full keyboard and mouse support if it's turned on so technically it could be played on ps4, not sure about the Xbone.


There's still the problem of console update certification.
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13-Jun-2018 02:35:06

Draco Burnz
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Steelweaver said:
Swift Punch1 said:
PS4 has full keyboard and mouse support if it's turned on so technically it could be played on ps4, not sure about the Xbone.


There's still the problem of console update certification.


Yea like how ppl forget about that.
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13-Jun-2018 02:53:15

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Steelweaver said:
Quite impossible as RS works on a tile-based point-and-click movement system and Jagex prides themselves on weekly updates.

Consoles don't get any of this in any efficient manner.


Actually it isn't impossible given there have been games that've updated on a weekly basis or sometimes even more frequently. Plus the tile system can be worked around with either mouse support, AC: O style cursors or even a Diablo III style rework.

So it's definitely not impossible to pull off. But I definitely don't see Jagex attempting to port RS onto home consoles this generation of or even next generation of consoles. Especially since there will be no benefit to either the players or Jagex if RS did get a port.
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13-Jun-2018 09:18:08 - Last edited on 13-Jun-2018 09:18:22 by Ashlin107

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The amount of work that would require is... ridiculous. The entire game would have to be re-made from scratch. Almost nothing would be usable.

An alternative would be to make a spin-off game. Maybe set in the 2nd age, right after Zaros gets his ass handed to him. A choice can be given to the player: Join Zaros' allies to fight back against Saradomin's, and Zamorak's forces, or side with Saradomin/Zamorak, to wipe out Zaros' Empire for good. This would require a non-canon victory ending in case the player goes Team Zaros, but that's hardly an issue. Likely a single-player game as well, but again, not a big deal. And of course, this is all hypothetical.

Come to think of it, there are many major events in Runescape's Lore that we barely got to see in some cutscenes and dialogue boxes, if at all. There's many that could potentially be fleshed out this way. Would be quite interesting. Though, a console game in this day and age, with Gamecube-quality graphics just won't fly. Which is a shame, people focus too much on the greeficks.
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13-Jun-2018 22:11:53

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