Back in December 2013, a multiplayer survival game called Rust hit Steam. Fast forward five years and the game is finally going into full release on February 8. The game developer Garry Newman says that development will continue after the release of version 1.0.
Newman notes that after the game exits Alpha, it will continue to be developed. However, updates will move from weekly occurrences to monthly. Newman says that this is to prevent “rushing in features and fixes that end up breaking something else.”
There will be a staging branch for the game with daily updates if players want to try the newest things for the game this branch will run alongside the stable main branch. The Staging Branch is a public test version that is always available.
“You can have both versions installed at the same time, so our hope is that we’ll get one or two servers on the staging version that are populated all the time and help test the updates that are coming to Main at the end of the month,” Newman explained. Along with the move to version 1.0 will come a price increase from $20 to $35 reports PC Gamer.