It's the start of a whole new year, and as we said in our bumper Year Ahead video last week, changes are afoot. Over the next six months, we'll be shifting from a headline update most weeks towards quarterly expansions, starting with the release of Menaphos in the summer.
As part of this, we're rethinking how we use the time of our talented video guys, and that starts with a change to the weekly BTS videos.
Essentially, from this point on, there won't necessarily be a BTS video every Friday.
As we make the transition towards expansions, there will be more patch weeks, more quality of life improvements - the sort of updates that don't necessarily lend themselves to a video preview.
More importantly, we've heard your feedback, and are committed to holding more information back. When we release headline content - such as Evil Dave Quest and Shattered Worlds - we want to surprise you more often, and bring back that thrill of exploration and discovery. This is an opportunity for us to be more selective about what we show you and when, allowing our updates to shine brightest at the point of their release.
What's Coming Instead?
First things first - the 'Month Ahead' videos are staying. By focusing on the monthly preview, the team will have more freedom to pick and choose what they show, more flexibility to keep the really juicy bits secret, and more time to make it even better than before.
We'll also be focusing more on video content that involves you early in the development process, such as Dev Diaries, and on lovely video assets that'll spread the word about RuneScape far and wide.
And of course, we'll still roll out traditional, BTS-style videos when we have something amazing that we just can't wait for you to see. Look out for a cool Nex video in the next couple of weeks!
Next week, make your yearly trip to the Fremennik Province to hunt the Winter Wolves, and discover a pirate-tastic event on the shores south of Lumbridge.
Have fun, and we'll see you in game!
The RuneScape Team