The open-world Survival title, Rust is finally set to leave early access – unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the game is ready just yet. Taking to their official blog, Facepunch announced the news.
In the post, Garry Newman, founder and one of the programmers at the studio announced that the game will leave early access February 8th, he went on to state that this doesn’t mean that the game is finally exiting development. There is still much they need to do and the people at Facepunch will continue to update the game on a monthly basis. He urges fans to: “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,” he writes in the blog post.
“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.”
Rust is out now for PC.
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