Rust is coming to consoles this May

Survive a new platform

Rust has been a pretty popular entrant in the survival game genre, and in a few weeks, console players will be able to get in on the action.

Revealed during today’s [email protected] showcase, survival game Rust Console Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 21, 2021. In a press release, publisher/developer Double Eleven describes the console version of Rust as a “separate experience from its PC counterpart,” specifically optimized for console players.

“Our Console Editions of Rust are certainly Rust as people know it, but under the hood – where we’ve spent the last few years – we’ve created an exceptional Rust experience designed for consoles and their players,” said Double Eleven COO Mark South.

Rust has players start out with nothing, waking up alone on an island, and leaves it to you to survive, possibly thrive, in the harsh and uncaring wild. Does this lead to a lot of running around naked and scared with a rock? Yeah, definitely, but there’s some fun to be had in that as much as surviving.

Eventually you can craft objects, escalating from torches to actual assault rifles. The console edition has looked pretty good when we’ve seen it in the past, and in a few weeks’ time, you’ll be able to test your own mettle in the wilderness of Rust.

Eric Van Allen