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'Rust' Is Headed To Consoles Sooner Than Expected, According To Leaked ESRB Rating

'Rust' Is Headed To Consoles Sooner Than Expected, According To Leaked ESRB Rating

When the rust settles.

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

Rust, the exceeding tough multiplayer survival title from Facepunch Studios, will arrive on consoles very soon, if this ESRB rating is anything to go by.

Originally an experimental game that spent five years in early access and eventually released in 2018, Rust has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks. Right now, the game has 288,000 viewers on Twitch, with streamers like xQc, Jacksepticeye, Loserfruit, WholeWheatPete, Sykkuno, and 5Up jumping feet first into the wastelands. Facepunch Studios rolled out this month's update for the game this week, which include Twitch Drops based on popular streamers, like the Shroud Hoodie, the Lilypichu Jacket, and the Pokimane... Garage Door.

In order to claim the goodies, all players must do is watch four hours of these content creators' streams. Evidently, it's a self-perpetuating process: streamers play Rust, viewers want to join in, the developer offers free prizes, only if you watch their streams. It's a similar story with Phasmaphobia, the ghost-hunting game that was in vogue over Halloween, and Among Us, the villainously gleeful game for mobiles, PC, and Switch. However, Rust has been exclusive to PC for a very long time now, barring those who have a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One from hopping on the bandwagon.

A rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (or ESRB) seems to suggest that fans of the game won't have long to wait. Expectedly, it's been given a rating of "Mature 17+" for blood and violence, as well as the inclusion of in-game purchases. "Players can attack and kill enemies in frenetic combat, with successful hits resulting in large splashes of blood. Players can keep shooting animals or humans on the ground (i.e., postmortem damage), accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire and explosions," read the entry on the official ESRB website. "When human enemies are killed, they can be harvested for body parts and cooked for food." Yep, sounds like the Rust that we've come to know over the years.

There is no release date to be found on the listing, yet, it's usually the case that the game arrives soon after it's been rated by the board of the self-regulatory organisation. This happened with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Void Bastards, and the PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2. We'll keep you in the loop when we know.

Featured Image Credit: Facepunch Studios

Topics: News, Rust