Old School Runescape is getting more expensive soon -- if you're not yet paying for RuneScape Gold this, that is. Costs for new subscriptions and bond purchases will increase later this year, and developers Jagex state that this is due to increasing development costs and operating fees, caused by at least in part by"economic elements like Brexit." Present subscribers will continue to pay whatever their existing pace is, but new players -- and also people who have let their subscriptions lapse over 14 days -- will be subject to new membership prices. Here is what to expect. Bonds, which may be redeemed for spend period, will even increase in price on the same date, going to the following costs. Costs on the in-game gold marketplace are most likely to increase (they've already been trending upward for the last month), but that will naturally be determined by the player-driven economy. In an FAQ explaining the reasons behind the change, Jagex say"we are continuing to spend in RuneScape, and the price increase is one part of assuring RuneScape's future for many years to come. Furthermore, economic factors such as Brexit and fluctuations in the value of currencies meant that we had to review the pricing structure for our matches." Jagex also say that they"are convinced that 2018 will be the the best year yet for Old School." On the game's official subreddit, community director Shauny acknowledges the"blip we had in 2017" with lackluster updates due to a reset in the development cycle, but adds that"in the last two months I think we've given the very best value for membership based on our releases and we'll keep doing so." Initially RuneScape was a free-to-play top-down MMO constructed with Java that let you play the entire game within just your web browser without needing to download anything in any way. This made it an excellent game to enjoy at school when you weren't supposed to be gambling through homeroom or Computer Science classes. Ever since then it was moved to a C++ client and has seen a few relaunches and fresh iterations. Originally published in 2001, the present edition, dubbed just RuneScape, is really the third iteration. The first is called RuneScape Classic, but the model I knew the most vividly was formerly known as RuneScape 2. Now, that version has its own independent client named Old School RuneScape. Both versions are available at no cost on PC, Android, and iOS and Buy OSRS Gold see regular updates. More than 200 million people have played RuneScape over the years. Before this month RuneScape finally released on Steam officially and is seeing a powerful introduction. More than 11,000 people tend to play at any given time using its all-time peak nearing 12,000. To put that into perspective, at the time of the writing midday, it's only 5,000 players supporting Final Fantasy XIV, one of the most important and most common pay-to-play MMOs on the current market, based on SteamCharts.