Rust: Console Edition shows off six minutes of gameplay running on the Xbox One X

Rust Console Edition Hero
Rust Console Edition Hero (Image credit: Double Eleven)

What you need to know

  • Rust is a hugely popular competitive survival game on PC, famous for its brutal gameplay.
  • After countless rumors, it's been confirmed that Rust is indeed heading to Xbox and PlayStation consoles this Spring.
  • Today, developer Double Eleven (the studio working on the console version) released uncut gameplay footage of Rust.
  • Players can check out six minutes of Rust running on an Xbox One X, and the results are very promising.

We recently got official confirmation that Rust is heading to consoles this Spring, spearheaded by developer Double Eleven (not the original developer on PC, Facepunch). It's an exciting development for console players interested in this popular and challenging survival game, but it was unclear how well Rust would translate to consoles from the Xbox One and PS4 families. Today, Double Eleven has released uncut gameplay footage of Rust running on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

While it's undeniable that Rust likely isn't going to win any awards for its visuals on Xbox and PlayStation, it does look pretty good in this early preview from Double Eleven. If you weren't already aware, Double Eleven is an independent studio that's known for taking on projects from other developers and bringing them to other platforms.

Most notably, Double Eleven is currently assisting Mojang Studios on the popular ARPG Minecraft Dungeons, as well as Prison Architect on PC and console. Double Eleven is a reputable studio, so hopefully we can expect a great experience from Rust: Console Edition.

Rust is heading to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4 consoles in Spring 2021, but we don't have an exact release date. It's also not clear how similar Rust on consoles will be to the PC version, although this gameplay footage does help a little bit. Rust already competes with popular games like Valheim and Grounded for its spot on our list of Best Survival Games for PC. Hopefully, Rust can also make the list of Best Survival Games for Xbox when it launches later this year.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.