A most sad incident.
Rust is a very particular game, and it is that despite the fact that it has never been praised as one of the best games in history, it has managed to maintain itself over time, thanks especially to the support given by content creators, particularly “streamers”. These have not only continued to play the title, but have also made several series, in which a large number of these influencers meet to play as a group, providing fun situations for their followers.
Yet they still exist many users getting to discern problems in Rust, having very interesting ideas to improve it. Therefore, it is natural that the developers want to listen to them, being the best possible strategy in a video game of this class. Even so, the community does not always respond in the way that could be expected, so you have to be very careful with this kind of initiative.
As you can read in the headline, Rust developers have received several death threatswhich has made a meeting that promised a lot end up being completely cancelled, so that the safety of the team can prevail.
Unfortunately, death threats in these cases are not uncommon.
Specifically, this meeting between fans and developers was to take place during the GDC (Game Devoloper Conference), which will take place from March 20 to 24, 2023. About its format, we can say that several fans, and some members of the Rust development team were going to meet in a cafeteria.
Unfortunately, from the game’s official Twitter account, have wanted to report the cancellation of this event, due to the aforementioned threats. Instead, they have provided their email address so that people who were going to attend can send their ideas or their creations regarding the game.
This is not a statement we’re happy to announce.
Due to an IRL threat we must take seriously, we’re going to have to cancel the GDC meetup in San Fran next week. 😢
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—Rust (@playrust) March 15, 2023
In case you don’t know Rust, for whatever reason, don’t let this incident discourage you, because despite the fact that, as we have said, not a must playyes we are talking about one of the best multiplayer games on PC, especially4 if you want to play with friends.