Rust, the survival game from Facepunch Studios, was planned for consoles in 2020 but was delayed. So when is Rust coming to PS4 and PS5 now?
The road to Rust on consoles has been a long one. The survival game from Facepunch Studios originally released in early access on Steam back in 2013, and it was expected to be arriving on PlayStation and Xbox consoles in 2020. However, the game was delayed but is still confirmed for consoles. So, when will Rust actually release on PS4 and PS5?
Rust may be in full release now, but it still receives regular updates. New Rust fishing villages, for example, were added in the game’s September update. Crafting, vehicles, and other updates are constantly making the survival game even more interesting. Rust has continued to grow in popularity over the years, and it will open itself up to a new audience once the game releases on consoles. However, PlayStation users who are eager to see Rust on their PS4s and PS5s may have to wait a little longer.
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In 2019, Facepunch Studios announced Rust was coming to consoles. The release window was a bit vague, but it was confirmed as happening sometime in 2020. Despite receiving mixed reviews at launch, Rust has developed a loyal following. Fans were excited to see how features like Rust’s PvP and raiding would translate on home consoles. Unfortunately, the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Rust have been delayed until at least 2021.
Why Rust May Not Release On PS4 & PS5 In 2021 Either
According to a statement from Double Eleven, both the publishing company and developer Facepunch Studios have delayed Rust due to moving employees home. This was done as safety measures from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused numerous delays in multiple industries. The announcement optimistically states that it expects to have “something to share” in 2021, implying the game will release then, but not outright saying it.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away, and several countries have even re-entered lockdowns in recent days. This means additional delays from the pandemic are possible, so a 2021 release for Rust on consoles may not happen. Either way, it means Rust probably won’t appear on PS4 and PS5 until at least late 2021, so fans have may to wait a little bit longer to play one of the best survival games on consoles. Thankfully, the game is still widely available on PC, and people can still play it via Steam while they wait.
For now, it’s unclear when exactly Rust will release on PS4 and PS5. It appears Double Eleven and Facepunch Studios are aiming for a 2021 release window, although an exact date wasn’t shared by either company. Because of outside factors like the global pandemic, further delays may occur. However, Rust is still definitely coming to consoles at some point in the future.
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Source: Double Eleven
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