PC survival game Rust is coming to Xbox sometime in Spring 2021

Rust Screenshot Squad
Rust Screenshot Squad (Image credit: Double Eleven)

What you need to know

  • Rust is a survival game that first released in early access on PC in 2013, with a full launch back in 2018.
  • A console port of Rust is being developed for Xbox One and PS4 by Double Eleven.
  • Today, we learned that Rust is coming to Xbox One and PS4 at some point in Spring 2021.

Survival game Rust first released for PC back in 2013 via early access, with a full release coming in 2018. Now, at long last, it's making its way to consoles. The console port, which is developed and published by Double Eleven, not the original developer Facepunch, was confirmed via press release today to be coming to Xbox One and PS4 at some point later in Spring 2021.

You can check out the trailer below for a glimpse at what the harsh world of Rust is going to be like and run like on consoles.

In Rust, players explore an abandoned island filled with dangers such as wolves, radiation and up 100 other players. If players survive the steep learning curve, anything is possible, such as building forts, acquiring artillery and forging alliances.

While Rust is several years old at this point, the game still has a healthy playerbase, as it recently shattered its player count twice on Steam over the last few weeks, per Garry Newman, one of the developers at Facepunch and the creator of the immensely popular Garry's Mod.

It'll be interesting to see how Rust performs on console, with multiple survival games currently seeing high engagement on PC such as Obsidian Entertainment's Grounded and the recent sensation, Iron Gate Studio's Valheim, which has crossed five million copies sold.

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Samuel Tolbert
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.