Writer Double Eleven has right this moment introduced that its survival multiplayer recreation Rust received’t be coming to PS4 and Xbox One this yr as was initially planned. As a substitute, the event crew has opted to delay its launch to 2021 with no agency date locked in.
In a statement over on its web site, Double Eleven defined the choice:
“It’s been some time since we shared something within the public area and because the finish of 2020 is nigh, we need to verify that Rust continues to be coming to console, just a bit later than deliberate.
We love making nice video games and bringing them to new audiences, however that generally means taking a bit longer to get it proper than we initially deliberate and comes on the unlucky value of the frustration and belief of those that have been so eager to play it upon launch.
Why have we been so quiet for thus lengthy? The world of video games dev is a fickle beast; you by no means have the complete image up entrance and the event course of usually turns into extra of a journey of discovery when bringing a PC title to console. As a lot as participating with gamers is extraordinarily vital, we imagine it additionally must be significant and as we’ve been working away behind the scenes, we haven’t felt able to share something with you but.
As an organization in 2020, a yr that has introduced very difficult occasions for a lot of, we’ve felt very lucky to have the ability to maintain doing what we love. We’ve at all times had some distant staff however transferring the complete firm dwelling to maintain everybody secure has introduced challenges as we’ve discovered new methods to work with one another within the new regular that this yr had in retailer for us.
We’re sorry that we haven’t been in a position to convey you Rust on console in 2020 as deliberate. We all know from the entire messages that you just’re excited to play it and we hope that with the daybreak of 2021 we are able to restore your belief as we edge nearer to with the ability to share one thing with you.”
For the uninitiated, Rust is an open-world survival recreation that places a concentrate on providing gamers full freedom with how they method their playthrough. Beginning out utterly bare and with solely a rock, a torch, and your wits to depend on, you’ll need to craft and construct your approach to success as you work together with different gamers all competing for sources.