Fancy yourself to survive out in a harsh post-apocalyptic world? Rust is coming, and today it has been confirmed to launch on Xbox One and PS4 in 2020.
Coming about via Double Eleven and Facepunch, Rust first launched on Steam way back in 2013, making the most of an Early Access period and gathering up nearly 8 million fans since. Obviously having evolved since the early days, this ultimate in social experiments comes complete with multiple gameplay styles, tones of weapons, crafting opportunities galore and a whole load of combat. The best thing though? It’ll soon also be available on Xbox One and PS4.
Announced at X019, Rust will see its console servers unleashed in 2020, letting players get together in order to take in the ultimate competitive survival experience on console, playing online with up to 100 others as they go.
In Rust you will find yourself waking up on a mysterious post-apocalyptic island, one littered with dilapidated industrial monuments and probing scientists. And from there, it’ll be up to you to figure out how to keep yourself alive in a world where everything wants you dead. And that is the one goal with Rust – to survive – but to do so you’ll need to 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.
It promises to deliver a game without rules to console, with players free to be deceptive and aggressive with intense player vs. player combat, raiding and looting. There is though – 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. Of course, that could all quite easily go wrong and Rust shouldn’t be thought of as a game for the faint of heart. Expect a steep learning curve and a huge, killer community of players.
With Facepunch Studios knowing what makes Rust tick, and the team at Double Eleven helping them push it to Xbox One and PS4, Rust is certainly one to keep an eye on. We’ll be sure to let you know once it arrives, but for now you could do a ton worse than check out the teaser below. Make sure you let us know what you think too.