CHESHIRE, England - Developer Jagex, which is based in Cambridge, England, invited over 70 members of the international games press to Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, just down the way. The setting of a real castle, which has been transformed into a luxury hotel, provided the perfect backdrop for the first extended hands-on experience with Runescape 3.
Jagex has invested a lot of time, money and resources into the newest iteration of Runescape, a franchise that has won over hardcore gamers around the globe. Gamers have played over 450 billion hours of Runescape over the past 12 years, which is pretty impressive. The free game has attracted over 220 million players since launch.