New Runescape screenshot of Dragonkin Lab

[Update]: Modern RuneScape has now made its way to Steam.

After almost 20 years of being exclusively available from the official website, RuneScape will soon be making its way to Steam. And when I say soon, I really do mean that as the PC and Mac version of RuneScape will be launching on October 14, 2020.

Old School RuneScape will also be making the transition, though it will be doing so at a bit of a delay. No exact release date has been set for it just yet, but you can expect to see it in early 2021.

"Whether you choose to play right here on Steam, the desktop client or on Mobile, it's the same unique experience - and with cross-platform play, you can pick up from exactly where you left off no matter where you are or what device is at your fingertips," reads the brief announcement. "At launch, you'll be able to use your own Steam account to play or, if you already have an adventure in progress in Gielinor, you can link your existing RuneScape account to your Steam one!"

Speaking of the mobile version, I'm afraid I have bad news on that front. Instead of releasing later this year as previously stated, the Android and iOS ports have been delayed until some point in 2021 in order to tweak the early game experience, improve readability on smaller screens and better optimize the UI.

You can read a little bit more about RuneScape's transition to Steam, as well as the fate of the mobile version, over at Steam itself.