Rust is No Longer a Zombie Survival Game
It's not often that a game switches genres in the middle of development, but that is kind of what happened with Rust yesterday. Rust is still all about survival, but the main threat is no longer zombies – every last zombie has been removed from the game and replaced with hostile wildlife.
The main reason for removing zombies is to differentiate the game from that other hit zombie survival game known as DayZ, not to mention all the other zombie games that have been flooding the market in the past year. Developer Facepunch Studios decided that the longer it waited to remove the zombies, the more complaints there would be about doing so. So the studio bit the bullet. For now, the zombies have been replaced with "red bears and wolves," but they're just "plugging a gap for now" and will eventually be replaced (or at least added to). Alongside the removal of the zombies, wildlife was improved in a variety of ways, so survival should still be just as difficult.
In the official update post, after mentioning the removal of the zombies, it was stated that, "All will be revvvealed." Is that just a typo or do the extra Vs mean something? Vampires start with V. Although so does vegetables...oh my god, Rust is going to have killer tomatoes! You heard it here first, people!
Source: Official Site