Rust is finally leaving Early Access and is coming to full game release on February 8, 2018!
If you’ve never heard of Rust, it’s a survival game that takes place in the modern world. Like any other survival game, you’ll have to gather resources, craft items, and form alliances with other players in order to make it in the world. Raids and attacks are common, so you always need to be prepared for enemies looking for loot.
The game has been in Early Access for over 4 years now. Many players probably already gave up on it and just labeled it as a game that’ll never come out of Early Access and evolve into a full game. But just recently, the developer/publisher Facepunch Studios announced that it’ll finally be a full release title.
The game rolled out a while ago and redefined the survival game genre. It’s been through many, many patches and updates that changed everything from a static map to a procedurally-generated world. Lots of player feedback went into developing the game. It also regressed in gameplay features for a bit as the newer stuff needed to catch up to the old stuff.
Now, it’s fully fleshed-out with NPC vehicles, weapons, items, armor, building materials, keypad locks, and even wildlife to hunt down.
When Rust gets released as a full game, game development will continue on the game to improve. The devs also stated that the update schedule will change from a weekly schedule to a monthly schedule instead. There will also be 2 branches to get the download from. There’s a Main Branch which will include the stable monthly updates and hotfixes. And then there’s the Staging Branch which includes the newest updates (daily) as experimental features. Players can choose whichever branch they desire to play in.
The full version will bump the price from $19.99 to $34.99. So if you’ve been wanting to play Rust, now’s your chance to get into the game before it rolls out. The price increase will be immediate so now’s the time to buy.