After over 4 years of being in Early Access on Steam, the survival game Rust is moving to the next stage in its development.
Announced in an official blog post Rust will no longer be an Early Access game as of February 8, 2018.
The post clarifies this doesn’t mean the game is finished yet and urges players to “Think of it more like we’re leaving Prototyping and entering Alpha.”
Facepunch Studios also promises to keep releasing updates, though they will be on a monthly, rather than weekly, to ensure greater stability. There will also be a different version of Rust available, similar to a public test server, which will be updated daily but may not be as stable.