When the game was announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2019 it was claimed that its release would take place throughout 2020, but the studio responsible for the port, Double Eleven, has reported your blog who will ultimately not be able to meet that deadline.
“It’s been a while since we publicly shared something and now that the end of 2020 is coming we want to confirm that Rust is still planned for consoles, only a little later than planned.
We regret that we were unable to bring rust to you on consoles in 2020 as planned. We know from all your messages that you are excited to play it and we hope that in 2021 we will be able to restore your trust as we get closer to being able to share something with you.”
The message implies that the main reason for the delay is the problems when it comes to adapting to teleworking. “We’ve always had remote workers,” they explain, “but moving the whole company to work from home so everyone was safe has brought us some challenges. We have found new ways to work with each other with the new normality throughout this year.”
Although they have not offered a new date, it seems that at the beginning of next year we will have new details about the port and, hopefully, a more concrete launch window.