They have been cancelled according to Mod Osborne.
What is not scrapped at this point? I can only think of rs mobile, which is not really an update per se. Is there anything to be excited for this year?
Secret project to be released in the summer:
"Finally, a note to two teams who haven't been represented in any of the above updates.
Our Black Ops team are working on something special to be released in the summer
, while our Fate team have been working on something for early 2020. More info will come, particularly in the spring and at Runefest, and we're salivating at the prospect of them."
http://services.runescape.com/m=news/an-introduction-to-2019?jptg=ia&jptv=news_listSo mobile release in summer, bug fixes for half a year, then promised summer update in early 2020 and early 2020 update shelved? I hope Jagex proves me wrong.
So you are going to ignore all the updates that are being shelved? Loyalty rework, bank rework, skilling offhands, become own slayer master, elite slayer monsters droptable improvement, skilling boss, skilling dungeons, etc.
Ngl, they did that at every runefest, that there is a huge announcement of something that the team has been working on. Then they announce what everyone already knew or a rework of old content. So black ops project is just something to raise the hype and then completely shatter expectations.