Rust Console Edition release date: Rust servers down as PS4 and Xbox access begins | Gaming | Entertainment
The Rust Console Edition release date has been set for Friday, May 21, bringing one of the biggest open-world survival games to PS4 and Xbox One.
And with the use of backwards compatibility, Rust will also be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
However, while Rust won’t officially be available until later this week, those who have pre-ordered the game have had a lot of chances to play it early.
The latest early access period has begun on PS4 and Xbox One, however, there have been a few bumps.
For those fans itching to get started in the harsh open-world of Rust, you can install and start playing Rust on consoles.
But you should be warned that the early launch has been affected by server issues, which have been returning on and off over the past 24-hours.
These issues are expected to continue while the Rust development team puts together patches and release hotfixes.
WHEN DOES RUST COME OUT ON XBOX AND PS4?
Rust Console Edition has a release date set for Friday, May 21, 2021, across PS4, Xbox One and next-gen consoles.
But for those who have pre-ordered the correct version of the game, you’ll be able to start playing much sooner.
The good news is that Rust early access has begun rolling out across PS4 and Xbox One, meaning you should be able to start playing if you have pre-ordered.
A message from the Rust team explains: “Early Access is now online for PlayStation users in NZ and AU. Early Access will proceed as scheduled for all PS4 users. Early Access for Xbox One will be going live at midnight UTC May 18th. Thank you for your patience. Hope you all have a great day.
The Deluxe Edition of Rust Console Edition provides three-day early access, meaning you have to spend a little extra cash to play today.
There’s a good chance that there will be a flurry patches in the lead up to the full launch of the game, with developers Double11 telling gamers this week:
“Right now our focus is on improving the performance and stability. Once that’s out of the way we can start adding additional content to the game. A roadmap is close to completion, and we believe now is a good time to share some of it with you.
“Our first post launch update aims to bring the highly requested Tech Tree, a great update to the game play, as well as Gestures that will improve the way you communicate in game.
“Other minor features like new Building Blocks will also be added. Some of the monuments that were present in the pre-order beta like the Train Yard, the Water Treatment Plant and the Supermarket need further polish, so for now we will work on improving them, and add them back with this update set to release in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.”
“We know that you want to see some of the most popular monuments like the Oil Rig and the Cargo Ship in game, as well as new methods of transportation like the horse, for example. Rest assured, some of those features are already being tested internally and we plan to release them in future content updates.
“Outside of the minor updates we will also have major updates where we will release significant amounts of new content to make sure the experience remains fresh for everyone invested in Rust Console Edition. Each update will have a central theme, making them feel more like game expansions than regular content updates. Major updates will release around 8 to 10 weeks apart from one another and they will not follow the same timeline in terms of content as Facepunch’s version of Rust. We will try to prioritize highly requested features first, but some of them might not make it to the game anytime soon due to the hardware limitations.
“The first major update will be called Power Surge, bringing new features like the electricity system and new in-game monuments like the Powerlines. A lot more is expected to come with this update, once we approach the month of release we will be revealing more details on what’s going to be included.”