Rust developer Facepunch has confirmed on Twitter that data of a large number of players have been lost and can’t be restored, due to a serious fire incident that happened at the OVH datacenter in Strasbourg, France, in which 25 EU servers of hit steam game have destroyed (thanks Eurogamer).
According to OVH CEO Octave Klaba, this fire incident has “destroyed one building completely and has also damaged at least one other data center building next door”. All staff members were able to escape safely, and nobody has got injured in this incident.
Microsoft Cybersecurity analyst Kevin Beaumont has shared the footage of the building before and after the fire in a tweet below:
Rust a multiplayer-only survival video game developed by Facepunch Studios, was first released back in 2013, has recently started to rise again on Steam, in the aftermath of high-profile streamers playing together with the game and creating their own servers. Facepunch has also announced that the game will release on consoles this spring with a closed beta starting this month.