Rust is finally leaving Steam Early Access next month

Joanna Estrada
January 23, 2018

The multiplayer survival adventure game is coming to Steam's full marketplace for Windows PC on February 8, 2018.

That said, developer Facepunch Studios isn't vouching for the game as complete.

Rust will have a main branch (monthly updates and hotfixes) and a staging branch ("bleeding edge, daily updates"). It's basically a PTR-Public Test Rust, if you like-that never goes away.

Creator Garry Newman said in a blog post that this doesn't mean an end to Rust's development, and confirmed that staff won't move on to other project.

Despite the big step, he also very clearly wants to keep expectations under control.

We Happy Few, a game about taking forced happiness drugs in 1960's alternate England to avoid the horrors of a dystopia, was set to leave Steam Early Access and release in full on April 13th 2018. We had anticipated that Steam players would be okay with pre-purchase still granting early access, but since we won't be offering any additional early access updates beyond August's 'Life in Technicolor, ' we think having this labeled Early Access and charging the price of a larger game caused more confusion than we had hoped. Leaving Early Access means, according to Newman, that this is the version the team would have released had Early Access not existed.

"Please try not to compare the game to some other finished game or some idealised version you have in your head". "It sucks, it's going to cost more, but this was always the deal". As is typical with these types of games, the price will increase from $20 to $35 at launch. The game, now available for $19.99, will have its price increased to $35.99.

So why drop the "Early Access" pretense?

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