Rust Console Edition for PS4, Xbox One Rated by ESRB

Rust Console Edition could be released sooner rather than later, at least if the port's ESRB rating is any indication.

Rust has been around for a ripe old time. The survival game launched in 2018 on Steam for the PC after spending roughly five years in Early Access. Now it may finally be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as has been expected. 

Facepunch Studios announced that Rust would be coming to PS4 and Xbox One in late 2019, and though the console version was set to release in 2020, the terrible year that was has now come and gone, and Rust is still only playable on PC and Mac. 

However, a recent ESRB listing for the console port of Rust has reared its head, meaning an official announcement from Facepunch is just around the corner. Rust Console Edition is unsurprisingly rated "M" for Mature for "blood and violence." The ESRB rating also notes that Rust Console Edition will have in-game purchases, presumably similar in nature to those found in the PC version. 

As of this writing, there has been no confirmation from Facepunch Studios when Rust Console Edition might launch. It is likely that it will be soon, though, as we've seen other recent titles, such as Demon's Souls, get officially announced relatively shortly after receiving a rating. 

Rust has seen a resurgence in popularity lately, primarily due to prominent streamers taking to the game since the beginning of the year. The game is currently the third-most-played game on Steam, according to Steam Charts, and has seen its highest peak-player-count since launching: 243,988. The previous peak-player-count came in April 2020 at 125,415.

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Published Jan. 11th 2021

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