If you’ve been waiting for Rust to land on PS4 and Xbox One, we have a bit of bad news for you. Today, Double Eleven declared the game is still scheduled to land on consoles, but the team has pushed its release date to no earlier than 2021.
Rust: A Few Details Of The Game
Rust is a multiplayer-only survival-based game revealed by Facepunch Studios. Rust was first brought in early access in December 2013 and got its full publicity in February 2018. Console versions for PS4 and Xbox One have been announced for release in 2020.
The objective of Rust is to bear in the forest using collected or seized materials. Players must successfully manage their appetite, thirst, and strength or risk perishing. Despite the looming threat of animals, the primary menace is other players because the game is solely multiplayer. Combat is accomplished through guns and various weapons, such as bow and arrow.
Besides, vehicles controlled by non-player characters will occasionally roam, attacking heavily-armed players. These can be defeated with persistence. Rust features crafting, though initially limited until discovering special items in the game’s world. To stay guarded, players must build bases or join clans to make their chance of survival more. Raiding is a vital aspect of the game and is done often by big clans.
Unfortunately, no specific release date – or even a release period – was given. Double Eleven’s latest blog post describing the difficulties faced in 2020, including the turn to remote work.
“We’re sorry that we haven’t been able to bring you Rust on a console in 2020 as planned. We know from all of the messages that you’re excited to play it, and we hope that with the dawn of 2021, we can restore your trust as we edge closer to being able to share something with you.”
The question now is if it will be optimized to run on Xbox Series X and PS5 or if it’ll just feature essential backward compatibility. Double Eleven was quiet about its latest post details, so hopefully, fans can get some clarification early next year.
This July, Rust was updated with a bunch of summer-themed content. Players could access a set of unique pools, water guns, and other content in Rhe Suburn Pack DLC. Despite its age, Rust continues to have a dedicated group of players and a developer that knows how to keep things interesting with frequent patches.
Rust does not yet have a release date for consoles, although we can look forward to some big announcements in 2021.