Rust Is Finally Leaving Early Access In Low Key Fashion Come February 8
Open world survival MMO Rust is finally leaving early access next month. In an official blog post, the game mentions its plans to official release globally on February 8th. However, for players looking forward to a big launch party with bonus events and giveaways, you won’t get one.
“We’re not planning any big reveals, launch parties, around the world tours or cash prize giveaways for this event. We’re not going to move staff onto other projects. It’s very much going to happen without much fuss. It’s business as usual.”
While this is admirable from the developers, some might argue that having none of that launch promo could impact sales. Marketing hype is always good, if you want to get your game out there. Anyway, in addition to leaving early access, the blog also goes on to say that development is far from over. There will be more stable updates and gameplay additions in the coming months for Rust players. For this to work, the game will have two playable versions. One is the testing client where new features will deploy on, while the other is the more stable ‘live’ version.
And finally, yes, there will be a price increase for Rust once it leaves early access come the 8th of February. The price will increase from $19.99 to $34.99. In the words of Gary Newman who penned the blog, “It sucks, it’s going to cost more, but this was always the deal. And it’s not like we’re increasing the price to $60 without any warning. This is one of the main reasons we’ve decided to post this blog rather than quietly slipping out of Early Access, we felt like this is something you’ll all want to be warned about.”