Since Garry said that this was considered a mix of the two games, do you think Rust will be as highly played as Minecraft or DayZ???
I think it could be up there its still in alpha.
I think every game dev aspires to Minecraft-level sales.
Mojang could pull a Duke Nukem Forever hibernation period and still have money in a decade as long as they maintained Minecraft and opened modding wide.
Rust seems more like a FPS that is not for casual gamers.
I doubt it will be as big as either, as that is not the goal which I determine based on how hype is being handled.
COULD it be? Oh hell yes. But the time for that is fading quickly.