Steam Early Access success Rust being rebuilt from ground up

Erik Johnson
Steam Early Access success Rust being rebuilt from ground up

Facepunch Studios' Steam Early Access hit Rust will undergo a total revamp, as the current version is being scrapped entirely for one with new code that will significantly alter the game.

Speaking with PCGamesN, Rust developer Garry Newman – also known for creating Garry's Mod – explained the logic behind going for such sweeping changes on an in-development title that has already amassed more than $30m in revenue (as of this past February).

“We're changing/updating pretty much everything as we re-implement it. There were a lot of stupid decisions made in the old codebase. That's probably unfair. There were a lot of decisions made when we didn't know what game we were making,” Newman said.

"There's a lot of systems that are integral to Rust, that are 3,000 lines long that could be 100 lines long... you change [the current code] and it breaks four different systems that you thought had nothing to do with it."

MCV's interview with Newman earlier this month revealed the game has sold 1.6m copies life-to-date.

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Tags: steam , valve , MCV USA , rust , Garry Newman , steam early access , Facepunch Studios

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