RuneScape developer Jagex was acquired by investors for $ 500 m

  • Jagex is a long-term developer of MMO RuneScape. Its headquarters is in the United Kingdom. It is now also acquired by Macarthur Fortune Holding through its Platinum Fortune fund for $ 530 million. The studio belongs to Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology Co., Ltd. Hongtou can also be said to be part of the Chinese giant Fukong Interactive Entertainment.
    Jagex had been bought by Fukong in 2016, buying up all existing investment within the company for $300 million at the time. Visit to purchase a large amount of RS Gold. However, the last year has seen repeated speculation that Jagex was being sold to Platinum Fortune. This was denied not once, but twice by Jagex, though a deal was clearly on the table (and at the precise same $530 million price, no less) as Fukong sought to restructure it finances.
    While the Reddit community speculated Platinum to be a Fukong shell company at the time, this clad to be baseless rumour. So now that it’s under US ownership, I suppose we are able to put any conspiracy theories about Chinese data gathering and influence to rest, eh?
    Now was a decent time for Fukong to sell though, with Jagex riding high on a 2019 that saw a high of 1.1 million subscribers across both RuneScape and old school RuneScape. This was additionally to old school reaching eight million installs on mobile since its October 2018 launch.
    RuneScape has also just been bolstered by a spanking new Archaeology expansion in March, adding a brand-new skill to the sport for the RS Gold primary time in almost half a decade and commencing a fresh wave of narrative content for players to pour over.
    As early as January, Phil Mansell showed that the number of members and players of the game had exceeded 19 years, and it has also gained a lot in the mobile field. Also joined a large number of well-known industry people, which can indeed be said to be an exciting moment.