Shoots and Ladders
A Rust PS4 and Xbox One version are both on the way and they're all set to arrive sometime next year.
Yesterday had a boatload of announcements at x019 and there are plenty of great games on the way. One of these announcements that may have slipped under the radar is the reveal of both an upcoming Rust PS4 version and Rust Xbox One version.
If you haven't played Rust before, it's a game that's well familiar to fans of stuff like DayZ. Simply put, your naked (and occasionally generously-endowed) self has dropped into the world with nary but a boulder for defense. From there, you can harvest materials and attempt to survive in the harsh climate.
That alone would be a challenge, but this is primarily a multiplayer game. That's why you also have to work together with other survivors, building defensive fortifications to protect all of your hard work from enemy raids. It can be a lot of fun — goodness knows I've put in a few hundred hours — and now that fun is coming to Sony and Microsoft's consoles.
Rust PS4 and Rust Xbox One Versions Will Cap Player Count
One point made in the press release announcing the PS4 and Xbox One versions is that the player count for a server will have a cap. Here's the relevant quote:
When Facepunch and Double Eleven unleash servers in 2020, players looking for the ultimate competitive survival experience on console will be able to play online with up to 100 others.
According to the Valve Developer page for the Rust Dedicated Server, the default is set to 50, so that's a pretty good setup. Unsurprisingly, though, several PC servers run as many as three times that — a casual glance at one such server list shows active servers with nearly 200 people online and a maximum of 300.
In any case, you'll be able to get Rust for the PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2020. No price has been announced, but it'll probably be close to what it costs on Steam. If you don't yet already own this game, you can pick it up on Steam at a price of $34.99 or your regional equivalent.
Will you pick up the Rust PS4 version or Rust Xbox One version, or is this the sort of game you prefer to play on PC? How do you think this game compares to competitors like DayZ? Let us know in the comments below!