Rust is probably having there best week ever in sales and players. There was a new server opened called the Offline TV were all the big and popular Youtube and Twitch streamers RP and play Competitively. Developer Facepunch, it’s made over $1 million in revenue in a single day, twice in the last week.
As noticed by comicbook, a rating for the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 just popped up on the ESRB, which means that there is at the very least some progress going on to make Rust for Console. And while it didn’t say anything about the Xbox Series X/S and the PS5 we assume that it will be backwards compatible.
Rust was originally suppose to come out in 2020 but since the pandemic hit, it slowed everything down. The developer recently gave an update saying that while the game clearly wasn’t going to make it onto Xbox and PlayStation in 2020, it was still in process and on its way:
“We love making great games and bringing them to new audiences, but that sometimes means taking a bit longer to get it right than we originally planned and comes at the unfortunate cost of the disappointment and trust of those who were so keen to play it upon launch.
Why have we been so quiet for so long? The world of games dev is a fickle beast; you never have the full picture up front and the development process often becomes more of a journey of discovery when bringing a PC title to console. As much as engaging with players is extremely important, we believe it also has to be meaningful and as we’ve been working away behind the scenes, we haven’t felt ready to share anything with you yet.”
An ESRB rating is obviously not an official update, but it’s still an encouraging sign. For the developers sake, they would hope to get the console version of Rust out while it’s still in its prime and or spotlight. Though I guess console release could spark it back up again.