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Rust Has Been Rated For Console, Release Date Imminent?

Multiplayer survival hit Rust has been beloved by PC fans for years, but it seems the game’s console release date is coming soon thanks to a new ESRB rating.

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Credit: Facepunch Studios

Rust has a vague console release window of “2021,” but it seems as though we might be getting our hands on it sooner rather than later.

“Rust – Console Edition” has officially received an ESRB rating of “M for Mature,” meaning that the game has been assessed ready for public release. While ESRB ratings don’t confirm when a game is coming, they do confirm that the final pieces of development have fallen into place.

The ESRB rating doesn’t give anything away that we don’t already know about Rust, thanks to the original PC version.

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Credit: Facepunch Studios

“This is a multiplayer first-person survival game in which players compete to survive in a hostile environment,” writes ESRB.

“Players explore the open-world environment, gather resources, create weapons (e.g., spears, machine guns, explosives), and defend themselves from wild animals and other players. Players can attack and kill enemies in frenetic combat, with successful hits resulting in large splashes of blood.

“Players can keep shooting animals or humans on the ground (i.e., postmortem damage), accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire and explosions. When human enemies are killed, they can be harvested for body parts and cooked for food.”

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Credit: Facepunch Studios

Rust has seen a huge uptick in players recently, with lots of people comparing its sudden resurgence to the likes of Innersloth’s Among Us. Dominating Twitch and attracting thousands of new players, a console release date for Rust couldn’t come at a better time for developer Facepunch Studios.

Rust is expected to come to Xbox One and PS4 sometime this year, but an official release date should – hopefully – be announced soon.

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Credit: Facepunch Studios

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Featured Image Credit: Facepunch Studios