Rust Console Edition does not appear to be available on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, according to the game’s ESRB review page.
The Entertainment Software Review Council page, who recently gave Rust a 17+ rating for blood and violence, reveals that the Survival title will only launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is not known whether Rust Console Edition will use the backward compatibility features on PS5 or Series X, or whether either port will be playable on those systems with in-game improvements. For now, it can be assumed that Rust Console Edition will only be available for purchase on the latest generation consoles.
Facepunch’s multiplayer game console port was originally announced in November 2019, but the lack of updates on its development meant Rust Console Edition wouldn’t arrive until late 2020. Double Eleven, the developer behind the console port of the game, confirmed that the Covid-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the progress made with the PS4 and Xbox One versions, and hoped to announce a 2021 release date soon.
Rust Console Edition’s ESRB rating follows its rebirth on PC. Rust was the top-selling game on Steam for the week ending Jan. 10, as industry insider Daniel Ahmad showed on Twitter, after it re-entered the top 10 over the holiday season.
Rust was catapulted into the Steam charts due to his popularity among well-known streamers. Jacksepticeye, Myth, and BaboAbe are some of the Twitch streamers who have helped Rust surpass Cyberpunk 2077 and post some impressive numbers to boot. As of January 8, 629,400 players were playing Rust simultaneously, and nearly 800,000 Twitch Drops had been collected by Twitch viewers.