Facepunch Studio’s long-awaited console edition of Rust has been rated by ESRB for Xbox One and PS4. The ESRB rating mentions that the game will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with no mention of next-gen consoles, although the game is likely playable on the PS5 and X / S series via backward compatibility. With note announcements typically airing shortly before release, it seems likely that we will receive an official release announcement in the near future. The announcement that Rust is coming to consoles in November 2019 came at the XO19 conference, with a release date slated for 2020. The popular survival game has slipped out of that window, with port studio Double Eleven shifting its estimates to 2021 into a December 2020 update.
“We’re sorry we couldn’t bring Rust to you on console in 2020 as planned,” the blog post read. We know from all the posts that you are looking forward to playing it and we hope that with the dawn of 2021 we can restore your confidence as we get closer to being able to share something with you. in 2013, at the start of the survival game boom. It has recently seen a massive resurgence on Tic, with top streamers like Hasan Piker and Limmy playing the game live.
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