Jagex has announced that, after 17 years of operation, RuneScape Classic – the original version of its long-running fantasy MMO – will no longer be available to play on its servers from August 6th, 2018.

RuneScape Classic is, essentially, a snapshot of RuneScape as it originally released in 2001. That initial version has seen two major revisions in the years since, as well as (slightly confusingly) the arrival of Old School RuneScape – a version of the game more or less as it was in 2007.

As RuneScape has grown and evolved though, RuneScape Classic has continued to live on in a dusty corner of Jagex’s servers. It’s no longer updated or officially supported by the developer, but access is still permitted to certain players.

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Source: Eurogamer Jagex is shutting down RuneScape Classic after 17 years