RuneScape surpasses 200 million registered users

RuneScape surpasses 200 million registered users
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

July 19th 2012 at 4:15PM

MMO attracts players from players form 150 countries clocking up in excess of 443bn minutes in game time

Jagex’s hugely popular MMO RuneScape has just surpassed more than 200 million registered users.

As well as hitting the impressive milestone, the RPG title has attracted users from more than 150 countries around the world, clocking up in excess of 443 billion minutes of game time.

“Although RuneScape has achieved so much over the past decade, smashing 200 million accounts is a huge accomplishment for the dedicated development team and is thanks to our awesome community,” said Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard.

“When the game was first released, nobody could ever have expected it would reach such high levels of popularity largely by community word of mouth. It has been an incredible journey to get to where we are today, and by continuing our tradition of constantly innovating, evolving and lovingly crafting RuneScape we are certain to continue to break records by creating an online adventure like no other.

“We’ve witnessed a really strong resurgence in the game’s popularity over the past two years and are seeing strong player growth year-on-year.”

The developer however did not reveal how many of these registered accounts were currently active.

“Whist we’re unable to give out specific commercially sensitive data like active player numbers, being the first game to reach 200 million registered accounts is a significant milestone in RuneScape’s illustrious history, and an illustration of its continued and enduring popularity," read a statement from Jagex to Develop.

Jagex will be hosting an in-game celebration in RuneScape to mark the occasion, with a new demon with 200 million hit points added to the game.