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Dilbert2001

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Konota said:
Whenever Jagex says 'soon', they usually mean 10 years later.
But srsly, no I don't think we have that info yet.


I was actually srsly.


Jagex actually had an update on that:

"This is from today's June Mobile blog:

"Future Release Plans

On to the hot topic of betas! We will be aiming to uncap the Android Members beta in the near future so, if you’re a member and have an Android device, you’ll soon be able to play on mobile and not have to worry about getting in before the influx of other interested players.

As for iOS; we are still developing the iOS version but are not in a position to release a beta at this point. We need to work on a few stability issues and then focus on the best way to get it into your hands. However, the way betas are organised on iOS means that we wont be able to run the same kind of beta we did on Android. We know that there are many players eager/frustrated to get their hands on the iOS version, and we’re just as eager to give it to you! Once stability of the iOS version is up to scratch and we’ve come up with the best way to get it to you, expect to hear more."


And no. They did not say "soon" on iOS beta. They said they won't be able to run the same kind of beta they did on Android. To my knowledge that may have much to do with Apple's beta tester quota.

Not sure if they will just skip iOS member beta and go directly to release it, or they will run a shortened member beta, or they just unregister the current closed beta accounts for the new batch of testers.

16-Jul-2019 20:09:56

Dilbert2001

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Konota said:
tl;dr
So in 10 years from now, k.


Told you clearly already.
Jagex said they won't be able to run the same kind of beta they did on Android
.

Just don't wait for iOS member beta because they may just skip it and go directly to iOS release. Most games don't have member beta and go directly to release. Apex Legends was released without any beta at all. So can RS3 iOS Mobile.

17-Jul-2019 17:56:54

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Siege Fred said:
I am eagerly awaiting the iOS release, the big screen on my iPad is a lot better than trying to tap those microscopic options on my phone.

Playing rs on the pooper is my ambition for this game.


We may not have to wait for too long as Mod Shauny just mentioned the "Big Mobile Update" in reply to a Reddit user's question on the "lesser abilities" mentioned on the June BTS:

"That’ll come out with the big Mobile update, alongside the buff bar system rework and the 3 free additional action bars!"


Still not sure if there will be any iOS beta, but some big RS3 Mobile announcement may come soon.

18-Jul-2019 21:07:33

Dilbert2001

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Immortalized said:
at this point i've become convinced jagex isn't working on ios lol


I 've become convinced Jagex isn't working on Android too because they have stopped hiring any mobile people for over a month already. They are hiring a lot of publishing and integration people.

Oh. That means work on RS3 Mobile is pretty much done and it is just a matter of waiting for the final beta (if applicable) and then the release.

They are already on to the publishing part of their main direction.

21-Jul-2019 03:14:26

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Fair-Nereid said:
I have old school on ios. What is the problem with getting RS3 to work? Old school works just fine.


"the way betas are organised on iOS means that we wont be able to run the same kind of beta we did on Android. "


Jagex did not say there is a problem. It is just a matter of setting up a beta on iOS.

It has been a similar situation with iOS on OSRS Mobile last summer around this time too. But they released OSRS Mobile on both Android and iOS at the same time.

"
Currently we're working hard to be able to provide a continuous, uninterrupted service for Old School RuneScape on iOS devices.
Our solution for this is still undergoing development, and we expect this to be in place later in the Summer. We're excited to be bringing your favourite game to your iOS devices and we really cannot wait to get Old School in the hands of iOS players! Thank you for your patience so far, we'll continue to give you regular updates on the status of iOS and we look forward to updating you on our development progress soon."


https://secure.runescape.com/m=news/osrs-mobile-android-members-beta?oldschool=1

OSRS iOS had the same problem of "continuous, uninterrupted service" last year too. Beta was very brief and then the release came. Shrug! Nothing different this time. They can just release RS3 Mobile on iOS without much beta testing too. :)

21-Jul-2019 19:29:35 - Last edited on 21-Jul-2019 19:38:36 by Dilbert2001

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FireMidz420 said:
everyday I check to see if there are any updates on IOS. everyday I am sadly disappointed.


You really should not be expecting anything or getting disappointed from iOS beta as it was the same scenario in OSRS last year. iOS can be released with a very short or no beta following what happened to OSRS Mobile last year. :)

03-Aug-2019 19:29:58

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Gijsoever said:
Beta or release, the question remains when iOS users can also make use of the app. So they don't fall behind on all afk poop/work players who have a sad android device.


Jagex actually ran RS3 Mobile iOS Member Beta last year already, around the time when they ran Member Beta for OSRS Mobile.

06-Aug-2019 18:06:06

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Misaka-chan said:
Fun fact about Apple: they are notoriously annoying to develop for. Their dev kits cost an arm and a leg, beta testing is a pain in the ass. It's a bunch of proprietary nonsense designed to suck money out of developers and Apples customers.


Yes but it is their company's policy and even with their unfriendly beta rules to developers, not many games have any problem going live their and that included OSRS Mobile.

Evidently iOS beta with a large crowd is obviously nice, but not a mandate. Most games just go directly to release with very little iOS beta testing or none at all.

06-Aug-2019 18:09:07

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