Rust Comes to Consoles in May

Rust Comes to Consoles in May

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Rust, one of the internet's earliest favorite survival games, is coming to consoles. That much we've known for a while, but now we have the Rust release date for Xbox and PlayStation to share fresh off the [email protected] Showcase held on Twitch today.

Rust will hit Xbox One and PS4 - and their next-gen iterations by way of backward compatibility - on May 21. Double Eleven is handling the port and, along with original team Facepunch and publisher Koch Media, is excited to reveal pre-orders are now live, including three versions of the game made available to prospective buyers. Here are the details if you're into digital collector's editions:

  • Rust Standard Edition and Rust Day One Physical Edition ($49.99 USD) includes the base game, with a preorder bonus that includes a Future Weapons and Tools Pack. Survivalists looking to nab a physical edition of Rust can also grab this bonus with a Day One Edition preorder from GameStop and Amazon in North America.
  • Rust Deluxe Edition ($59.99) welcomes survivalists with an aptly named Welcome Pack ($14.99 value) that includes the base game, three days of early access, closed beta access, staging branch access and includes the Future Weapons and Tools Pack.
  • Rust Ultimate Edition ($79.99 USD) provides the most ardent fans with the features of the previous two editions but also includes an ultimate/upgraded version of the Welcome Pack, 1100 Rust Coins (a $10 value), and an Elite Combat Skin Pack so you can look as menacing as possible to newcomers and veterans alike. 

Rust: Console Edition is described as a "separate experience" from the PC version and one that has been specifically optimized for consoles. In it, up to 100 players per instance awaken on a strange, post-apocalyptic island where everything wants you dead. How you survive from there is up to you. "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," said a release for the game, almost mockingly. 

The team says Rust is not to be taken lightly and offers a steep learning curve that players will need to contend with if they expect to make it more than a short while still standing. Starting with only a rock in your hands, the game eventually opens up to reveal high-tier firearms like assault rifles and rocket launchers for players who stick around to master its tough world. Players can access the game on May 21 on PlayStation and Xbox.

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