One of the pioneers of Steam Early Access has finally emerged as a fully complete game, as Facepunch Studios announced Rust's full release on February 8.
The crafting-heavy survival sim first entered Early Access in December 2013 and passed five million units sold in March 2017.
The biggest change in the full release is a graphics overhaul, addressing the "duller, more neutral" look of the game's original visuals, according to Facepunch's Vincent Mayeur.
Another change is a price increase. Rust will now cost US$35 instead of US$20.
Finally, it isn't actually full complete at all. Facepunch will continue to update the game, albeit on a monthly as opposed to weekly basis, rendering the distinction between Early Access and full release almost entirely meaningless.