"Yesterday we approached the creators of well-known HD projects and requested for them to stop working on their projects RS Gold, because this is a project that we have been actively researching," Jagex stated. Jagex sent 117 an email stating that the company's work on the development of an HD version of Old School Runescape was "still still in the early exploration phases" but "very far from being finished."

"Naturally this means the fan-driven projects that intends to change how Old School RuneScape appears is at odds with our own ideas," Jagex wrote to 117. "We believe it is essential to ensure consistency in the manner that Old School looks and we'd like to be sure that our changes to the official version will be the only ones on the market.

It is our hope that the announcement regarding the possibility that Jagex and his Old School team are tackling this project in earnest is something that excites you even though it does indicate that we have to respectfully request that you stop your personal projects."

117 claimed that they would offer Jagex an option in the form of dropping their application once Jagex had released their own runescape 3 gold for sale, and also giving Jagex "collaborative power" over Runelite HD's design style.