Facepunch Studios “Planning to Port” Rust to PS4 and Xbox One

Rust, which “started out as a DayZ clone,” has been getting lots of attention ever since it launched on Steam Early Access, with recent speculation stating that it would get a console release.

In an update today by Garry Newman of Facepunch Studios, the team behind Rust confirmed that they are planning to bring the game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (though not Wii U), but it does depend on getting the game up and running first:

So with Rust, we are planning to port it to consoles. We haven’t started that process yet. We’re not planning anything until we’ve tried to get it running on one of the consoles and know what problems we’re going to face. It’s important to emphasise here that we’re porting TO consoles. We’re not making a dumbed down console version and then porting it back to the PC. So might happen, might not. Depends on a bunch of stuff. Either way neither the PS4 or XBone have any kind of early access program as far as I know, so it will be a while away.

Perhaps showing that PlayStation is interested in Rust, Adam Boyes addressed the lack of early access on PS4 by saying, “Garry – at PlayStation we allow paid Betas. Dust 514 was in paid beta for 1+ years!”

We’ll let you know if anything comes of Rust appearing on PS4/Xbox One, so stay tuned. Would you buy Rust if it came to PS4?