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After eight years of development, Rust has sold 12 million copies

As we power into 2022, the popular survival game passes an important milestone. It’s a big day for Rust, the hugely popular survival game from developers Facepunch Studios. Announced via an official blog post on Steam, over 12 million copies of the game have been sold since the game was first released eight years ago. This milestone was revealed following an eruption in popularity in 2021, thanks in large part to a portion of Twitch’s most popular streamers jumping into the game as well as Rust finally launching on consoles. The influx of new interest that came as a result…

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Rust Console Edition coming to PS4 and Xbox One this spring

Publisher Double Eleven and developer Facepunch Studios have confirmed that Rust Console Edition will be coming to both PlayStation and Xbox consoles this spring, following a closed beta test.Though Rust is getting on in years – it first launched in Early Access for PC via Steam in December 2013 – the demand for the game is still pretty huge: in January, the game managed to smash Twitch and Steam peak users records thanks to a renewed popularity from the likes of Shroud, XQc, and Myth playing the game on the Offline TV server.After being teased and hinted at for some time, Rust Console…

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Rust smashes Twitch and Steam peak users records

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:35 GMT Follows some big-name streamers playing the former Early Access game.Facepunch’s Rust has hit new records for users on both Steam and streaming platform Twitch.As spotted by PCGamesN, SteamCharts shows that the game hit 244,394 concurrent users on Steam. This record was actually hit at 21:00 GMT on Saturday, January 16. At the time of writing, Rust actually boasts the fourth-highest concurrent player figure on Steam, coming in behind Valve’s own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, as well as battle royale hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.This comes in the wake of Twitch streams…