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.