Remember how Lost burst on the scene to rave reviews? Then three seasons in… maybe not so much? Don’t repeat their mistake; keep Rust mysterious and unexplained. Is it after some apocalypse? Alien abduction? Some Battle Royal/Hunger Games deathmatch? Don’t tell me; that way all of us can speculate and nurse our pet theories.
Just keep making a killer game that transports us to a unique place. Show us that place in gameplay, don’t tell me about it in documentation.
(And feel free to slather on the atmospheric landmarks and enigmatic Easter eggs. The new additions are a quantum leap over Legacy–keep it up!)