This time it's US private equity giant Carlyle Group that is snapped up a vast majority stake in the Cambridge games studio. The Carlyle Group did not disclose the conditions of RuneScape gold the trade, however, The Daily Telegraph reported that the value of this deal is anticipated to be more than the $530m (￡390m) paid for Jagex when it was obtained from its Chinese owners by a US holding company in 2020. Jagex employs more than 450 people, and is among the greatest and most successful British gaming studios. It is famous for the dream MMO RuneScape, that has seen nearly 300 million player accounts made since its launch 20 decades back. 2020 saw record amounts of subscribing players, Jagex stated, more than half of which are in the USA. The Carlyle Group said it will support Jagex"since it continues to drive growth by expanding the heart RuneScape franchise through investment in R&D and improved pleased release prices, as well as starting new titles to increase its portfolio and participate with an even wider community of gamers". Jagex boss Phil Mansell said:"I am so proud that Jagex is teaming up with Carlyle, a prestigious investment group that believes in the capacity of Jagex, our vision for growth, and will support us in accelerating our continuing growth strategy. We will continue to expand our sport groups to make and deliver more excellent content for RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. We will continue to produce exciting adventures for our players, grow our global communities, build new games to enlarge and further explore the RuneScape universe, lend our expertise to publish third party games from like-minded online game developers, and also invest in the incredible tech and talent which powers this all." Jagex has been on something of an ownership rollercoaster in recent decades. In 2016 it had been offered to a Chinese conglomerate for $300m - a mining firm with little tech expertise. Eventually Jagex was marketed to US holding firm, Macarthur Fortune Holding, in May 2020. Both Runescape and Old School Runescape, the retro variant of Jagex's longstanding MMORPG, are coming to Best OSRS Gold site Steam. Jagex confirmed the impending Steam release of both games today. Runescape, colloquially called Runescape 3 because it is the most modernized variant of the game, will arrive at October 14. Old School Runescape, that uses the 2007 version of this game as a base, will return to Steam sometime in 2021.