Rust: Console Edition Is Delayed
Developer Double Eleven has announced that the Rust console port has been postponed. Originally planned for an Xbox One and PS4 release in 2020. Double Eleven faced new challenges after the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc around the world.
This also led to a long period of silence for Rust: Console Edition when little was revealed. But Double Eleven explained that sharing it publicly lacked anything meaningful.
“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,” the developer explained in a blog post. “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 this year had in store for us.”
The full PC version of Rust was released in 2018, after spending five years on Steam Early Access. But at the time it didn’t score very well, resulting in an unsatisfactory experience due to its repetitive gameplay. When Rust finally reaches older generation consoles, it will also be playable in PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. This will be possible thanks to the backward compatibility.