Rust, the "brutal survival game" from Facepunch, is coming to consoles this season thanks to a port from Double Eleven. The port was announced last year but we hadn't heard anything new since then. Double Eleven hasn't revealed an exact date yet, but says players can expect it on Xbox One and PS4 this spring season. It will, of course, be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 via backward compatibility as well.
A closed beta is ongoing and will continue for the next few weeks leading up to launch. When Rust hits consoles, players will be able to jump into instances with up to 100 people sharing a single, unforgiving world. The premise is the opposite of inviting, but for fans of the genre, there's nothing better than that. "Waking up on a mysterious post-apocalyptic island littered with dilapidated industrial monuments and probing scientists, it’s up to you to figure out how to keep yourself alive in a world where everything wants you dead."
Rust first arrived on Steam in 2013 and has been the inspiration for similar games over the years. The team behind the game spoke more to the unflinching setup of the game:
Rust is not for the faint of heart: the game boasts a steep learning curve and a huge, killer community of players. Befriend them, kill them – the choice is yours. Players will start out alone with nothing but a rock and a torch, finding and learning blueprints to make new and higher-tier weapons, armor and defenses, building a growing arsenal to give you and your friends chances of survival. Rust will throw a barrage of challenges at you but players can fight back with craftable weapons starting with a rock in your hands, to a spear or bow, through to heavier artillery like assault rifles and rocket launchers.
You can get your first glimpse of Rust Console Edition in the new gameplay trailer here, then plan to collect rocks and wounds in equal measure "in a few months" when Rust hits Xbox and PlayStation.