Runescape producer Jagex has put a stop to Runelite HD, a fan-made HD mod of the well-known Open-Source client of Old School Runescape, just when the project was set to go live on Monday. This decision, made in the last minute, has Runescape players OSRS gold disliking Jagex's choice and saying that they'll go to other MMOs.
Runelite HD Developer "117" posted to Reddit Tuesday with a message he got from Jagex and was later confirmed by Jagex on its own blog article. Runelite HD operates as a plugin that can provide an impressive visual overhaul to the base Runescape that can be seen by 117's Twitter. The modder added that they've put in around 2,000 hours over the last two years developing Runelite HD.
"Yesterday we approached the creators of known HD projects and we asked that they stop developing their respective projects as it is a subject we are directly investigating," Jagex stated. Jagex wrote to 117 that its work on an HD version of Old School Runescape was "still still in the early exploration stage" however "very much in progress."
"Naturally this means that any project led by fans that is attempting to alter the way Old School RuneScape appears will be contrary to our strategies," Jagex wrote to 117. "We think it's absolutely vital that there be a consistent look in the way that Old School looks as a result, so we'd like to be sure that our changes to the official version will be the only ones that are available.
I hope the news of Jagex as well as the Old buy RS gold School team are tackling this project seriously is something that excites you even though it might indicate that we have to insist that you close down your own personal project."