Earlier this week we got the news that Rust Console Edition isn’t going to be with us until next year. However, the developers have reached out to tell us that much, so not all is lost. This is a good sign because it means that the game is very much still in the works. With all the crazy things that have happened in 2020, I’m not surprised that the game has been delayed until 2021. With developers moving to work from home, it makes sense that timelines will take a hit. I do think that this game is going to be worth waiting for though. I think that it’s going to be incredible when we get our hands on it. I think this because of the incredible community creations that have been seen in it, including my favourite video of a town made up entirely of Swedish people.
The thing with this game is that it’s built by gamers for gamers. The developers can’t wait to get it into the hands of new fans who are eager to play it, but they need a little more time in order to do so. The reason that they’ve been so quiet on this front for so long is that they honestly haven’t know where they’ve been with it all. Speaking from experience, porting a program from one platform to another may seem easy, but it can bring up all sorts of issues when you least expect them.
With this in mind, I think that it’s pretty great that the developers are still trying to make this game at all. With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, there are now way more possibilities than there were before. Rust could even have season passes by the time the Console Edition launches. We just don’t know yet.
While this news is a little bittersweet, let’s remember that the game is only one year away. Even if it gets delayed again, it’ll be worth the wait for all of the renewed passion that the developers are putting in. After all, they’re just as eager for us to play it as we are.