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Rust: Over a Million Alpha Sales Racked Up

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 19,924MMORPG.COM Staff Rare

Facepunch Studios has announced that alpha sales of Rust have far exceeded expectations, with over a million fans purchasing the survival RPG since sales started in mid-December. As of now, there are no plans to change the pricing structure with more big numbers yet to come as a result.

Garry Newman posted this late yesterday afternoon to confirm the sales number:

Guess what just happened to Rust :0

— Garry Newman (@garrynewman)

Find out more about Rust on the game's Steam page.

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  • cheyanecheyane EarthPosts: 3,411Member Uncommon

    Is this game first person view only ?

  • BloodaxesBloodaxes ZabbarPosts: 3,125Member Uncommon

  • mcrippinsmcrippins Dallas, TXPosts: 1,169Member Uncommon
    Definitely my favorite game of the year so far. Bought it early January and have 300 hours played lol
  • cheyanecheyane EarthPosts: 3,411Member Uncommon

    Ahh okay thanks

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,505Member Uncommon

    One of the best early access games I have played so far.


    Its great fun and cant wait to see it develop even more :)

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapPosts: 7,819Member Rare
    Originally posted by cheyane

    Is this game first person view only ?

    yupp, the sole reason why i didnt buy it. Everything else looks great.

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 2,062Member Uncommon
    Love to see an indie game do this well. Rust is gonna take the world by storm, much the same way as Minecraft did.
  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Posts: 772Member Uncommon

    DayZ is great but this game has more risk, I learned the hard way wooden doors and no spike walls is a bad way to log out.

  • sidfusidfu lumberton, NCPosts: 170Member
    dont forget to mention that the game is full of hackers. and the there not but 1 of the server type for pve that more people want than pvp.


  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Posts: 1,039Member Uncommon
    This is one of the only games I play every day!

    No signature, I don't have a pen

  • TimothyEisenzimmerTimothyEisenzimmer Columnist Posts: 2,366Member Uncommon

    Do you hear us now MMO inc? FPSs are making a killing by doing what UO did 20 years ago meanwhile you keep giving us hand holding garbage! Imagine if you would have had the guts to challenge us instead of baby us.

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 2,166Member Uncommon

    seriously man, why cant Blizzard or Arena net come up with something this simple and fun? i love the fact that there are indy companies makings such games, but they just don't have what it takes to police them. They are innovative, fun, exciting until inevitably hackers come in and ruin all the fun for everyone. 

    it's why i stopped playing MO, it's why i stopped playing Dayz (the mod), and it's why i haven't bought Rust yet. As far as pvp is concerned hacking and cheating is the biggest turn off. 




  • OriginOfWavesOriginOfWaves NishPosts: 42Member Uncommon

    this is actually bad news. thanks to this we will get thousands of money grabbing people releasing half finished games (if they can even be called that) on early access who won't even try to finish their games and just grab as much as they can during the alpha. sad but true. don't mean to rip on the rust guys, i think that they are doing it right but i just now that their success will invite these vultures.

    Jimquizition and Totalbiscuit have some great videos on the issue

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,592Member Uncommon

    Posters have to be masochists to like this game.  There are so many cheaters it just is not fun in any way shape or form.  Yeah, I know they banned some accounts, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.  

    If this is an example of an indie that cannot control it's players then I want no part of this.  This is exactly why I stay with larger developers, you don't have to contend with cheaters all the time.

    Shame too as it is a good game,  but there really is no point to trying to play it pve.

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