Rust has become rather popular with Twitch streamers as of late. The game takes a different spin on the survival formula and is currently only for PC players. Well, the game may be getting a few more players within the year when Rust launches on both Xbox One and PS4. The release was announced for Spring 2021 on both platforms. A specific release date was not unveiled.
Although the launch will be on both last-gen consoles, there’s no information on a native current-gen release. However, backwards compatibility should allow those to play Rust on PS5 and Xbox X/S.
Rust currently has a closed beta for consoles that is expected to last a few weeks. Double Eleven is handling the console versions and previously worked on games like Prison Architect and Minecraft Dungeons. Double Eleven is also publishing the game, while the PC version is developed and published by Facepunch.
Although Rust didn’t exactly start on the right foot, improvements have turned it into a much stronger game. “The title has evolved from its earliest days as a primal-survival game to one that stands out among its competitors–featuring shockingly detailed worlds to explore and build in, filled with a variety of gameplay styles, weapons, crafts, and above all else: combat,” Double Eleven stated in its announcement.