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. The world of games dev is a fickle beast; you never have the full picture up front and the development process often becomes more of a journey of discovery when bringing a PC title to console.
As much as engaging with players is extremely important, we believe it also has to be meaningful and as we’ve been working away behind the scenes, we haven’t felt ready to share anything with you yet. Fans of Rust, the survival game from Face punch Studios, are eager for it to come to Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
The game has proven incredibly popular recently on sites like Twitch, as big-name streamers have reintroduced Rust to their audiences. Now, streamers have resurrected the game on Twitch, and Rust has become a surprise breakout hit of 2021.
Employees from both the developer and publisher Double Eleven have been working from home, and adjusting to the obstacles that come from doing so, which is why Rust didn't hit its original 2020 release date. The survival game is simply delayed, and development seems to be making steady progress.
Even with the obstacles faced by Double Eleven and Face punch Studios, though, it appears that Rust will be releasing on Xbox consoles fairly soon. The PC version of Rust continues to get regular updates, which indicates the studio is still developing content at a steady rate.
Until an exact release date is shared, fans are only left with a 2021 release window for Rust. Thankfully, the survival game is already available on PC, and Xbox users have some great alternatives to play while they wait.
Rust is a multiplayer online survival game developed by Face punch Studios. The world of games dev is a fickle beast; you never have the full picture up front and the development process often becomes more of a journey of discovery when bringing a PC title to console.
As much as engaging with players is extremely important, we believe it also has to be meaningful and as we’ve been working away behind the scenes, we haven’t felt ready to share anything with you yet. As a company in 2020, a year that has brought very challenging times for many, we’ve felt very fortunate to be able to keep doing what we love.
We know from all 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. Xbox answered when they dropped a teaser for a Rust console release back in January 2020.
This is the right move by the developers and it allows them way more time to create a polished finished project on consoles. No one can know for certain what Xbox or the developers at Face punch have in the pipeline for a Rust console release.
Credit: Face punch Studios | Gameplay by Frost on YouTube have hope that there will be a release date for Rust on console in 2021. We don’t see any reason why it would fail to make it to console, especially after a trailer was dropped.
Make sure to join our mailing list so you don’t miss out on any news or updates about Rust and your other favorite titles. Double Eleven today announced the game is still scheduled to land on consoles, but the team has pushed its release date to no earlier than 2021.
Double Eleven's latest blog post detailed the challenges faced in 2020, including the shift to remote work. We've always had some remote workers but moving the entire company home to keep everyone safe has presented challenges as we've found new ways to work with each other in the new normal that his year had in store for us,” reads the latest Double Eleven post.
Double Eleven was quiet about the details in its latest post, so hopefully fans can get some clarification early next year. Players were able to access a set of unique pools, water guns, and other content in The Sunburn Pack DLC.
Despite its age, Rust continues to have a dedicated set of players, and a developer that knows how to keep things interesting with frequent patches. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Run escape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild.
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.
Survival game Rust has already enjoyed a lot of success on PC, what with a whopping 300,000+ Steam reviews currently securing Face punch Studios’ title a lauded “Very Positive” rating. No details of a more exact release window had emerged since, though Rust creator Garry Newman (@garrynewman) recently took to Twitter to answer a fan’s question and in the process narrowed down the potential Rust PS4 release date.
Although that still leaves a lot of room, we at least now know that the Rust PS4 release date should fall somewhere between June and December 2020. Much like the PS4 version, we don’t know a specific Rust Xbox One release date besides the June – December 2020 window that was confirmed by creator Garry Newman on Twitter.
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. Though Rust is far from being 100% completed, some fans may be wondering if there’s any word on an Xbox One release date now that the PC version is officially out of its early access phase.
The rating mentions many of the gameplay elements Rust has become known for, including its brutal combat and variety of weapons. Face punch's survival game launched out of Early Access nearly three years ago on PC, but failed to impress at the time according to GameS pot's 3/10 Rust review.
A big patch for Rust also recently launched, and the game now had Twitch drops for those watching it. Rust is a multiplayer-only survival game that requires you to look for or steal resources to live as long as possible in the wilderness.
You must manage your resources while maintaining your hunger, thirst, and health, while also dealing with any other humans you encounter, which will probably end in a fight. 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. The popular survival simulator, which has been actively developing on the PC for 7 years, was supposed to be released on consoles in 2020.
Still need some work but its really fun to play and see how long u can survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold.