The latest update to Facepunch Studios' open-world survival game Rust, which is still in Steam Early Access and very early in development, its creators say, removes zombies from the game, replacing the undead with wildlife.
"Yep. We did it. We decided we couldn't hold off any longer," developer Maurino Berry wrote on the official Rust website. "The longer we keep zombies in — the more complaints we'd get about removing them. We are forcing ourselves to deal with it. We are no longer a zombie survival game!"
Rust began as a clone of another zombie-infested open-world survival game, DayZ, according to Facepunch's Garry Newman. He wrote last year that "we are sick of fighting zombies" and that non-zombie elements, "like mutants, wolves and whatever," were interesting, diverse threats.
"But your biggest enemy is always going to be other players," Newman said at the time.
Rust's zombies have been replaced with red bears and wolves, which are "just plugging a gap for now."
"All will be revvvealed [sic]," Berry wrote.
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