The brutal multiplayer survival game Rust is finally headed to PlayStation and Xbox consoles, developers announced today.
A closed beta for the console port is currently ongoing and will continue for the next few weeks.
Rust pits players against up to 100 other players who have woken up in a mysterious post apocalyptic island in a game of bloody survival.
“In Rust, there is one goal above everything else: survive. 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. A game without rules, Rust doesn’t tell its inhabitants what to do. Players are free to be deceptive and aggressive with intense player vs. player combat, raiding and looting, but there is potentially even more to be earned with a team of friendly players by your side,” developers said. “In the struggle for survival and supremacy, players can build tiny cabins in the woods to huge scrap metal fortresses in an attempt to stay safe, as well as craft a variety of weapons, bombs and traps.”
The console port of the game is being developed by Double Eleven, independent of the original PC developer and publisher Facepunch.
“Rust is not for the faint of heart: the game boasts a steep learning curve and a huge, killer community of players. Befriend them, kill them – the choice is yours. Players will start out alone with nothing but a rock and a torch, finding and learning blueprints to make new and higher-tier weapons, armour and defenses, building a growing arsenal to give you and your friends chances of survival,” developers said. “Rust will throw a barrage of challenges at you but players can fight back with craftable weapons starting with a rock in your hands, to a spear or bow, through to heavier artillery like assault rifles and rocket launchers.”
Rust: Console Edition is set to launch later this Spring on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.