Christian Nutt, for Gamasutra:
The catch? Gender will be randomly assigned, which mirrors Facepunch’s policy on race. If gender functions the same as race in Rust, it will also be tied to the player’s SteamID and unchangeable.
“I would love nothing more than if playing a black guy in a game made a white guy appreciate what it was like to be a persecuted minority,” Newman said at the time the race feature was introduced.
Already an interesting social experiment, the game Rust is about to get more interesting.