Runescape creator Jagex has put a stop the development of RuneScape gold Runelite HD, a fan-made HD mod to the popular open-source client for Old School Runescape, just when the project was scheduled to launch last Monday. The decision was made at the eleventh hour, and has some Runescape players expressing displeasure at Jagex's decision and saying they'll change to other MMOs.
Runelite HD Developer "117" posted to Reddit Tuesday with a message he had received from Jagex and was later verified by Jagex in its own blog article. Runelite HD operates as a plugin that will provide an important visual overhaul the core game Runescape that can be observed the account of 117 on Twitter. Moderator 117 said they have spent approximately 2,000 hours over the last two years working on Runelite HD.
"Yesterday we approached the creators of well-known HD projects, and we asked the developers to stop working on their respective projects as this is a project we are directly investigating," Jagex stated. Jagex sent 117 an email stating that the company's efforts to develop an HD variant of Old School Runescape was "still still in the early exploration stage" however "very active."
"Naturally this implies that any fan-led initiative that seeks to change the way Old School RuneScape appears is not in line with our plans," Jagex wrote to buy 2007 runescape gold 117. "We consider it absolutely essential to have consistency regarding the way Old School looks as a result, so we'd like to ensure that our official changes are the only ones we have available.