Following the leaked news that the console release of Rust had received its ESRB rating, we have more news on the release.
Double Eleven announced Rust Console Edition is arriving this spring to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This will be playable on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 via their backwards compatibility. This launch follows the beta, in which a closed beta is currently in progress.
Rust, one of the most successful, brutal and competitive multiplayer survival games ever created, is locked and loaded for a spring launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a closed beta currently ongoing for the next few weeks. A trailer released from developer and publisher Double Eleven showcases iconic areas in the game for the first time on console.
Players looking for the ultimate competitive survival experience on console will be able to play online with up to 100 others when the game hits in a few months. Waking up on a mysterious post-apocalyptic island littered with dilapidated industrial monuments and probing scientists, it’s up to you to figure out how to keep yourself alive in a world where everything wants you dead.
In Rust, there is one goal above everything else: survive. Conquer thirst and hunger, battle the elements, create clothing and stay safe against hostile forces including other players, scientists, bears, wolves or even succumb to fire, drowning or radiation poisoning. A game without rules, Rust doesn’t tell its inhabitants what to do. Players are free to be deceptive and aggressive with intense player vs. player combat, raiding and looting, but there is potentially even more to be earned with a team of friendly players by your side. In the struggle for survival and supremacy, players can build tiny cabins in the woods to huge scrap metal fortresses in an attempt to stay safe, as well as craft a variety of weapons, bombs and traps.
Since Rust’s initial launch into Steam Early Access in 2013, millions of players have populated its world and taken part in the ultimate social experiment, making it one of the most played games on Steam. 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.
Development and publishing of Rust for the PlayStation and Xbox consoles is being developed by UK-based Double Eleven, independent from the original PC version’s developer and publisher Facepunch.
Rust is not for the faint of heart: the game boasts a steep learning curve and a huge, killer community of players. Befriend them, kill them – the choice is yours. Players will start out alone with nothing but a rock and a torch, finding and learning blueprints to make new and higher-tier weapons, armor and defenses, building a growing arsenal to give you and your friends chances of survival. Rust will throw a barrage of challenges at you but players can fight back with craftable weapons starting with a rock in your hands, to a spear or bow, through to heavier artillery like assault rifles and rocket launchers.
Snag the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One updates for Rust Console on https://rust.double11.com/ and on Twitter @PlayRustConsole
What we know so far
Rust was scheduled for 2020 after its XO 2019 reveal. But as 2020 hit the world was hit by the Covid 19 pandemic. Double Eleven being based in England, had to follow Government legislation where most of the year people worked from home. This meant the release had to be delayed till this year.
A Spring date means between now and June so hopefully more news soon when UK lockdown begins to ease.
As the closed beta is underway they have managed to receive plenty of feedback. This means more invitations to the beta are planned.
Further information on beta and preorder details are available on the website.