Let’s cast our minds back to 2019, when the survival shooter Rust kicked out a trailer that announced its plans to release to consoles in 2020. Obviously, that deadline was missed as a result of things taking longer than expected according to an explanation by Double Eleven, the studio tapped to handle the port from PC to console. And while we still don’t have a release date, we can expect a release soon™ as Rust on console has officially gotten an ESRB rating.
The listing has the expected details such as an M for Mature rating due to all sorts of grody shenanigans that players can get up to in order to survive, but it also points out that the console version is going to arrive to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This would naturally track with its timeline for port development but also leaves open the possibility that it will likely be backwards playable on the PS5 and Xbox X/S as other titles have been.
As of right now, there’s still no official hullabaloo from developer Facepunch, though Rust continues to grow on PC; as we reported last week, the survival game is seeing something of a resurgence and that has continued on today, with new EU servers being brought online and a 24-hour concurrency peak of just over 240K — nearly as many as the game had earned in its all-time peak. So obviously, it’s a question of when and not if now.