Rust Finally Set To Leave Early Access Next Month
While the title has been kicking around on Steam since December 2013, Rust hasn’t quite made its way to a full release. With Facepunch Studios hard at work on getting everything right, players have still been having a good time. However, it looks like things are about to get even better, as the survival game is finally dropping the Early Access weight.
According to a recent blog post on the game’s website, even though Rust is leaving Early Access, the title isn’t perfect just yet. This isn’t going to stop Facepunch from moving forward, of course, but it’s worth noting so fans don’t expect everything to be polished. Here’s what was said:
After over four long years, Rust is leaving Early Access. We started creating Rust in 2013, releasing it for testing originally as a browser game. After a few months, in December 2013 we released on Steam in Early Access.
We plan to leave Early Access on the 8th February 2018. We’re not planning any big reveals, launch parties, around the world tours or cash prize giveaways for this event. We’re not going to move staff onto other projects. It’s very much going to happen without much fuss. It’s business as usual.”
It also mentioned in the post that the price will be increasing from $19.99 to $34.99 when Rust leaves Early Access, but that is to be expected of any title in its position. Players can be thankful, however, that the game won’t be making the jump to $60. As stated above, Rust won’t be perfect when the full release arrives, and the dev team wants to make sure everyone is aware of that, saying:
Please try not to compare the game to some other finished game or some idealised version you have in your head. Compare the game now to how it was when we entered Early Access. That’s the delta that we feel qualifies us to leave Early Access.
Think of it more like we’re leaving Prototyping and entering Alpha. Obviously we don’t consider that we’re actually entering Alpha, this is an example. We’re entering a more stable version of what we have been doing.
We feel like if Early Access didn’t exist and we had been making the game in secret, we’d be happy to put it on Steam now.”
Needless to say, if you’ve been wanting to pick up Rust, now is the time to do so before the price nearly doubles. For everyone else, hold on to that survival spirit and never let go. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Have you been with Rust since the beginning, or will you finally be picking it up now that it’s leaving Early Access? What other titles would you like to see make the jump? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.