Console players who have an interest in Rust will be happy to know that the game is set to come to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020. Following the announcement, Face punch chief Garry Newman was interviewed on the PlayStation Blog about the development of the upcoming port.
“We love making great games and bringing them to new audiences, but that sometimes means taking a bit longer to get it right than we originally planned and comes at the unfortunate cost of the disappointment and trust of those who were so keen to play it upon launch.” Whenever an indie survival crafting game becomes big enough (and there are more than enough of them out there for this to be a recurring thing), the question inevitably becomes “when is it coming to consoles?” It makes sense; a game gets popular on its home platform, everyone else wants a piece of the pie.
Since then, the game’s success and massive player base has prompted Face punch Studios to put the gears in motion on console releases. This major shift in priorities, coupled with all the other hiccups and delays the pandemic has caused in the gaming industry, forced Face punch to officially delay the console release of Rust to an undetermined point in 2021.
The bad news is that since the pandemic is still very much a thing right now, the future is extremely murky, so they can’t commit to any iron clad dates beyond just 2021. Survival game Rust has exploded in popularity, thanks in large part to the MTV Twitch server.
Rust has been chugging along nicely for several years now, but recently, similarly to Among Us, the game blew up thanks to receiving mainstream exposure on Twitch. Now that more people know about Rust and want to play it than ever before, demand for a PlayStation version is incredibly high.
Double Eleven is sorry that Rust didn’t hit consoles in 2020 as planned, but the delay could potentially indicate a development shift towards Sony’s next-gen machine. Whether the Rust console version is in development for Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox Series X|S systems is unknown at the time of writing.
With no release date announced yet there should be plenty of remaining development time, so Xbox Series X|S versions are likely. The highly popular survival game is making its way to the PS4 after years of fans clamoring for it and much discussion over whether it would happen at all.
“So the only thing we have to do to make Rust the best Console survival game is avoided tripping over ourselves in terms of controls and performance. Supplies can be obtained or stolen to give you a fighting chance, and there’s also the perennial threat of bears, wolves, and there hostile wildlife to contend with, while combat features firearms and primitive melee weapons.
Crafting is also a major component in Rust, and players can increase their chances of survival by constructing bases and joining clans. Raiding is an integral part of the game too, coughing up valuable opportunities to loot essential supplies.
Rust was released in Early Access back in 2013 and left the program in February last year. Developer Face punch Studios and publisher Double Eleven have announced that the former's incredibly popular competitive multiplayer survival game, Rust, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in 2020.
Initially created as a clone for Day, with elements of Minecraft thrown in, Rust changed a lot during its time in Early Access. “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.
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.” At the moment of publishing -- beyond PS4 and Xbox One -- there's been no word of any additional ports, such as mobile, Nintendo Switch, or Google Stadia.
Rust is currently in a bit of a purple patch, having just recently had its most popular day in its history with a record amount of players, as well as featuring consistently in Steam’s top 10 most played. At its essence, Rust is a game about crafting yourself a sturdy base to protect it from other players’ raids and also collecting all the loot to do your best Smug impression.
There are survival elements, such as a need for food and water as well as dangerous wild animals to contend with, but Rust is all about taking on other players for their fortunes, whether alone or as part of a group. Developed by the minds behind Garry’s Mod, Rust began life as an eerily similar game to Day when the survival genre boom was really kicking off.
According to Garry Newman, Face punch head honcho, the studio are looking to avoid a lot of the mistakes that previous developers have made when porting their survival games to console. “…there’s a lot of rushed, short-sighted low frame rate survival games on console, and we didn’t want to be in that group.
This instantly brings the likes of Day to mind, which was an absolutely disastrous port that didn’t do the game itself justice, though its PC version is hardly a shining beacon of optimization, either. At a guess, we’d expect the graphical quality to be pared back and for things like draw distance to take a hit, as well as for the map sizes and max player counts per server to be limited a little.
This is because Rust is a CPU vampire and asks a lot of really powerful PCs as is, so with current generation consoles being a little under powered, they may need to cut some things down. Some coverage you find on Cultured Vultures contains affiliate links, which provide us with small commissions based on purchases made from visiting our site.
It's unclear when the game will hit Xbox One, but it may be soon given the closed beta is listed. Rust is a popular survival game that's become quite the sensation on PC.
It's unclear if the Rust beta is running right now, or it's going to happen sometime in the future. Over the holiday break, our very own Brendan decided to tackle the challenge and give building a gaming rig a shot.
Sharp and smooth Keep your Xbox One games looking smoother than ever with these Re-sync monitors. After four years, Rust finally left Steam’s early access program last week, rewarding those players who helped during the development process with Frog Boots and offering a more polished experience than we’ve previously seen.
Newman himself was shocked to see Rust's sky-high numbers last week, as the game was set to have a server wipe just a few days later. It'll be interesting to watch the numbers change in the coming weeks, and discover whether players will continue to overrun its servers when streamers move on to new games.
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When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds. We continue to see the Xbox Series X and S pop up on occasion at stores like GameS top and Walmart, and while stock always sells out quickly, you usually have a little more time to secure the purchase than you do for a PS5.
Now that the holiday rush is over, it's very likely we'll start seeing more regular Xbox restocks in the coming weeks. If Microsoft or other retailers announce restock times for the Xbox Series X or S in the coming weeks, we'll include those details here.
In the meantime, here's what we know about Xbox Series X availability at GameS top, Walmart, Best Buy, and more. Some stores will also offer pricey bundles that include the Xbox Series X and other items you may not want, like certain games or controllers.
Amazon has had very little Xbox Series X|S inventory since the consoles first launched on November 10, and there's no word on a restocking in the near future. Target had consoles in stock during Black Friday, but the retailer was mostly silent throughout December.
We've seen sporadic restocks on the Microsoft Store, but they're never announced ahead of time. The latest Xbox restock from Microsoft's own store was in late December.
If you miss out on restocks at the major retailers, reseller sites like Stock have plenty of units available, though be prepared to pay more than list price. If you do buy from a reseller, make sure the Xbox console you're getting has the right type of plug for your region.
New Xbox Wireless Controllers released alongside the Xbox Series X and Series S, and they're available in Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue. They feature a more ergonomic design; textured grips on the bumpers, triggers, and back case; and an Elite controller-inspired hybrid D-pad for improved precision.