It’s November which means it’s time for Chorizo Machine‘s monthly Rust console news update. In October’s video, he looked into the comments flying around on Twitter that suggested we would never see Rust hit the home consoles.
That of course, was not true. It was just a bunch of guys speculating on the internet. No-one actually knows what’s going on behind the scenes apart from Garry Newman (no, not that one) and the Facepunch team, Double 11 and the people at Sony and Microsoft.
Bearing that in mind, is there any reputable news at all out there about the game’s release? This video will give you the low down.
So there you have it, there is no news on Rust hitting the consoles anytime soon. There are two likely reasons why the console version of Rust is delayed. Firstly, the obvious reason: we’re still in a global pandemic and we have been for the majority of 2020. It’s had a major effect on most industries, gaming being one of them. Take Cyberpunk 2077 which was due to release this month but has been put back to December. It is the third or fourth time CD Projekt Red has had to delay the release of their game. In the case of Rust, it’s probable that Facepunch and Double 11 just aren’t saying anything that they can’t guarantee yet to avoid disappointment.
The second reason why it’s delayed is probably down to the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5. There’s a very good chance that Facepunch or Double 11 have been given Dev Kits for the newer consoles and they’re looking at getting Rust onto the next-gen machines as well as the Xbox One and PS4.
So as things stand, nothing has changed. Rust IS coming to PS4 and Xbox One we just don’t have a release date. What are your guesses? Will it be here in time for Christmas or are we looking at 2021 now?
As soon as we hear anything, we’ll be all over it.