Writer Double Eleven has as we speak introduced that its survival multiplayer sport Rust received’t be coming to PS4 and Xbox One this 12 months as was initially deliberate. As an alternative, the event crew has opted to delay its launch to 2021 with no agency date locked in.
In an announcement 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 wish 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 therefore lengthy? The world of video games dev is a fickle beast; you by no means have the total image up entrance and the event course of typically turns into extra of a journey of discovery when bringing a PC title to console. As a lot as participating with gamers is extraordinarily essential, we consider 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 12 months 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 all the time had some distant employees however shifting the whole firm house to maintain everybody secure has introduced challenges as we’ve discovered new methods to work with one another within the new regular that this 12 months had in retailer for us.
We’re sorry that we haven’t been in a position to deliver you Rust on console in 2020 as deliberate. We all know from all the 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 sport that places a give attention to providing gamers full freedom with how they method their playthrough. Beginning out fully bare and with solely a rock, a torch, and your wits to depend on, you’ll must craft and construct your method to success as you work together with different gamers all competing for sources.