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Is Rust coming to Xbox One?

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Another open world survival title that could be coming to Xbox One is Rust. Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like DayZ, Minecraft and Stalker the aim of the game is to survive by gathering resources.

The basics (Taken from the official website):

  • Hitting a tree with a rock will give you wood, hitting a rock with a rock will give you rock and ore. You can then craft a hatchet from the wood and rock, allowing you to gather faster. You can go out and hunt a variety of wildlife such as boars, chickens, rabbits, bears, wolves and deer. Once you have killed an animal you can butcher it to gather its meat and skin. You can craft a fire using wood and cook the meat inside the fire. Then you can eat.
  • Rust is a multiplayer game, so there will be other players trying to survive in the same way that you are. Unfortunately for you they can find you, kill you and take your stuff. Fortunately for you – you can kill them and take their stuff. Or maybe you can make friends and help each other survive. Rust’s world is harsh – so you might need to make friends to survive.
  • The environment is not kind. Bears and wolves will chase and kill you. Falling from a height will kill you. Being exposed to radiation for an extended period will kill you. Starving will kill you. Being cold will kill you.

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Sounds intriguing, right? Well just before the weekend began and we all rushed home from the office to play the Titanfall BETA, Garry Newman posted on the Facepunch Studios Blog that they now have devkits for the Xbox One… and PS4.

We recently got some devkits. I want to explain where we are with consoles.. because there’s been a lot of speculation on the forums and on twitter. 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.

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He went on to promise fans that the PC version was still the studios main focus and any port to consoles that might follow wouldn’t receive any exclusivity etc. That’s fine by me, always happy to receive more titles, especially survival based online titles on the Xbox One.  We’ll keep you up to date as more news comes in over the coming months.

DayZ Developer Ponders Xbox One

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For years now Zombie related media; movies, TV, books (most recently comics) and games have been at the forefront of modern day pop culture and one of the biggest and highly anticipated PC games is DayZ. DayZ is a multiplayer open world survival horror video game in development by Bohemia Interactive and now it seems DayZ creator Dean Hall might be looking to port the title to Xbox One! If you haven’t heard of DayZ, and are wondering why this is even news, where have you been hiding? Under a rock?

The game was test-released on December 16, 2013, for PC via Steam, and is currently in early alpha testing. Just under 200,000 eager DayZ fans coughed $30 for an early access version of the title within the first 24 hours of its release. In under a month that number sky rocketed to over ONE MILLION. That’s right 1,000,000 gamers paid $30 for a game that wasn’t even finished. When it comes to game releases, there aren’t many as highly anticipated as DayZ.

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It now seems Mr Hall might be looking to extend his reach however as a recent interview with Gamereactor confirms that the developer has been in “extensive” talks with Microsoft regarding porting the popular open-world zombie game to the Xbox One.

We’d certainly consider release on any feasible platform with a realistic publishing model. It seems like currently both of the next-gen consoles should provide an environment we can develop inside.

said Hall, in an interview with Gamereactor.

The next-gen consoles show very exciting promise. I’m hopeful that they can deliver on that. An important part of that, from my perspective, is encouraging and supporting third-party creative development to bring the “edginess” of PC creative development into the console. I think if the role of Kinect/voice expands to where it is desired it could do some awesome things.

Nothing is set in stone at this stage but watch out Undead Labs, it looks like State of Decay may have competition on the open world zombie survival front.

Are you playing the DayZ Alpha via Steam? Are you enjoying it? Do you have any funny YouTube videos to share with us? Post below in the comments and share your experiences.

Thanks Gamereactor.