The hardcore multiplayer survival recreation Rust is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Might 21, developer Double Eleven introduced Friday.
This model of the Home windows PC recreation initially developed by Facepunch Studios is called Rust Console Version — it’s based mostly on the PC model, however was designed by Double Eleven as a “separate expertise.” Mark South, chief working officer at Double Eleven, assured followers in a information launch that it’s nonetheless the “Rust as individuals comprehend it.”
An article on Double Eleven’s web site goes into extra depth on how the PC and console variations will differ. Identical to the PC recreation, the Console Version might be up to date recurrently with new and present content material from Facepunch “in addition to our personal enhancements,” mentioned Double Eleven. Nonetheless, the 2 studios will preserve separate replace schedules. The studio mentioned that it believes the Console Version’s replace roadmap “will present an optimum participant expertise whereas progressively introducing gamers to the huge quantity of recreation play and content material that makes Rust an unimaginable expertise.”
Rust launched in Steam Early Entry in 2013 and boasts 8 million whole gamers; a single world helps as much as 100 gamers. The multiplayer element is a core a part of the sport, pitting individuals in opposition to one another as every particular person struggles to outlive in a desolate post-apocalyptic setting. Whereas the sport is thought for its steep studying curve and ruthlessness with gamers, it not too long ago obtained a set of “softcore servers” — making it simpler for newbies to leap in.
Rust Console Version will help cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One, a Double Eleven consultant confirmed to Polygon. Nonetheless, console and PC gamers won’t be able to play collectively — which is smart, because it’s probably not the identical recreation throughout PC and consoles.
The console editions of Rust for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can be found for pre-order now.