Monday, January 10, 2022
Rust, the long-running multiplayer survival game, has passed 12 million sales following its release on consoles last year.
Rust: Console Edition launched on Xbox One in May last year, and quickly climbed the UK sales charts. Its success on console was matched on PC too, with developer Facepunch Studios saying that “2021 was an exceptional year for Rust in almost all regards”.
“After 8 years of continuous development Rust has gone from strength to strength,” said Facepunch in a news post. “In 2021 Rust blew up on Twitch, we saw record-high player counts, released Voice Props DLC Pack, World revamp, missions, freight trains, underwater labs, gestures, submarines, MLRS and so much more.”
Since launch, Rust has now sold 12,481,079 copies, seen over 1.3 billion views on Twitch across 300 million hours, sold over one million DLC packs, and seen over 30,000 people online concurrently at its peak.
As for the future, Rust will continue to get regular updates, including new weapons, deployables, events, and animals - including a polar bear.
Rust: Console Edition is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Servers are now wiped, Santa is packing up and clearing out the bodies, we hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season. In this blog, we recap 2021 and reveal some upcoming changes.https://t.co/BLDfkhMtWQ— Rust (@playrust) January 6, 2022
Servers are now wiped, Santa is packing up and clearing out the bodies, we hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season. In this blog, we recap 2021 and reveal some upcoming changes.https://t.co/BLDfkhMtWQ