Fans of Rust will not have to wait much longer for the game to make its way to PS4 and Xbox One. As first reported by IGN on Monday, Rust Console Edition has finally received an official rating by the ESRB.
Rust's Console Version Receives ESRB Rating for Xbox One and PS4
The news that the popular multiplayer survival game would be coming to consoles was first announced in Nov. 2019. Since then, players have eagerly anticipated the game arriving on PS4 and Xbox One. Now that Rust Console Edition has an official rating, it could mean that a release date announcement is soon to follow.
Rust was originally developed by Facepunch Studios and released via early access in 2013. The full version of the game wouldn't arrive until 2018. Since then it has become one of the most popular games on Steam and is frequently played by streamers such as Michael "shroud" Grzesiek.
Double Eleven, the port studio handling the development of Rust Console Edition, originally planned for a release in 2020. Last December, they announced that they would have to delay the release to 2021. While there have been no announcements from Double Eleven following the ESRB rating, it would appear that Rust Console Edition will be available in 2021 sooner rather than later.
Although Rust Console Edition will be available on PS4 and Xbox One, there is no word yet on if there will be a next-gen version as well. It will certainly still be playable through backward compatibility, but fans might have to continue to wait for a next-gen update.
Rust Console Edition is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB for blood and violence.