RuneScape buyer hails almanac profits

The Cambridge-headquartered developer and buyer of the iconic RuneScape online gaming authorization has hailed its a lot of acknowledged year on almanac as ceremony revenues and profits soared by millions of pounds.

Jagex Amateur Studio, based on the Cambridge Science Park, is the UK's better absolute developer and administrator of online games. RuneScape, adulatory its 15th ceremony this year, is one of the world's a lot of accepted MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) and has admiring added than 250 actor players back its launch.

In anew filed banking accounts for 2015, Jagex said RuneScape has connected to adore "deep and constant assurance from a massive and growing community".

The business appear about-face of £57.9m for the year to 31 December 2015, a cogent access from £44.9m a year earlier. This included cable revenues of 37.6m, up from £29.5m, microtransaction revenues of £19.7m and commercial acquirement of £493,675.

Jagex aswell aswell acquaint a almanac accumulation afore tax of £20.4m for the year, compared with £766,000 in 2014.

In July, Shanghai Zhongji Enterprise Group acquired Jagex via its accustomed entity, Hongtou. Back then, the Chinese organisation has formed to actualize a new analysis in which to abode its approaching agenda acquisitions including Jagex. This was completed at the end of September if the division, Zhongji Holding, listed on the Chinese Stock Market.

Zhongji has purchased a majority pale in Hongtou, and will complete the actual 49 per cent of Hongtou aural the next year.

Rod Cousens will abide as chairman, arch controlling and affiliate of the lath of admiral of Jagex.

In Jagex's ceremony address filed at Companies House, Cousens declared 2015 as an "outstanding year" and said the business is positioned for abiding advance and allowance amplification beyond its artefact portfolio.

Jagex employs added than 320 agents at its address in Cambridge. The aggregation aswell planning to accessible a new appointment in London.