The murder-mystery game Among Us has become so popular that its developer cancelled its sequel to improve the current version..
The title development team — published a document on 23 September revealing that a series of broad updates would come to Among Us instead of the publication of the title.. InnerSloth decided to abandon the sequel because of how many people have been starting playing the social deduction game over at the end of Summer 2020.
The developer had hit 1 with the title to be hit. On September 4, 5 million simultaneous players remained and it consistently remains the tail end of August and the extension of September.. Among Us was released in 2018 and developer that the game was lucky to have more than 10 concurrent players during its early months.. So the team hasn’t yet wanted to force its newly discovered player base to transition to a new title..
“Seeing how many people enjoy Among Us 1 really makes us want to support the game and take it to the next level”, says the InnerSloth team.. We decided to cancel Among Us 2 and instead focused on Among Us 1 Improvement 1. Instead, all of the content we planned for Among Us 2 will go into Among Us 1..
Currently Among Us assigns to four to ten players the role of crewmember aboard a spaceship.. However, one or three of the crew members are alien “imposters” whose objective is to kill everyone.. Crew members try to escape unharmed by completing a series of mundane tasks assigned to them, and they only win when they successfully vote to eject the Imposters from the airlock or complete their chores..
In the coming year, InnerSloth has slated some major changes for Among Us but the developer prioritized the polishing of the core experience of the game.. Here we know everything we know about the changes coming to Among Us.
InnerSloth did not include a release date window in its announcement of the upcoming updates of Among Us, but it did offer some insight into how long it could take for the next chapter of the game to begin.. The team has plans to rebuild the game from the ground up for starters, so don’t expect any changes to roll out soon..
The team it will need to “go deep into the core code of the game and [rework] several parts of it.. Adding all the changes that InnerSloth had planned for Among Us 2 to the current build of the game will most likely take as long as making a sequel which was estimated to arrive no earlier than August 2021 based on how long it took InnerSloth to develop Among Us.
“For the record, Among Us took about 6 months to enter open beta (early access) and 6 more months to leave open beta”, reads InnerSloth’s 18 August.. “Among Us 2 will probably take at least as long to enter open beta, and will probably spend longer there..
Now that Among Us 2 has been cancelled, players will most likely receive a handful of first-priority updates earlier than next year.. But major additions to the game, like new roles and new modes of play, will most likely not arrive until at least next year..
InnerSloth did mention that it wanted to roll out an early access of Among Us 2 before nixing plans for the sequel.. It’s still possible that all new modes and roles will still get the same treatment, so fans and streamers could be able to test out these new additions while the developers are working on finishing touches..
InnerSloth stated that it is first going to roll out these changes, most likely before August 2021, but the developer has not specified a release date for any of the following additions :.
It appears all of the following changes will come completely free of charge to Among Us.. Any member who purchased the title for $5 on Steam or who downloaded the game for free on iOS and Android will receive these updates and future addition at no additional cost, unless InnerSloth says anything else..
The team can add an in-game currency that the players can use to purchase cosmetic items.. This would add to the game more of a play progression element where you have to play a certain number of games to earn a specific skin. However, this could also be the introduction of microtransactions for in game outfits.
This change was slated as part of the initial Among Us 2 changes that will instead be added to the original game.. These plans seemed to not have changed and therefore it is likely that innerSloth players in the future update their vision of an in-game currency in the future..
InnerSloth did not mention anything about expanding to any other platforms in its latest update Among Us.. The game suggests that it will remain a PC and mobile exclusive for the time being.
Willard stated that a console port for InnerSloth will be a big challenge, when he played Among Us and talked on September 16 with a group of Twitch streamers..
“[A console port] is something we are starting to talk about”, said Willard on the stream. “But we would have to write a system for a quick message line.. For randoms like Rocket League, they are. I don’t know if we’d be able to implement console voice chat, or not… One of the first things we want to add is a friend list type of account system… because it is so hard to do anything without it….
While a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Among Us could be out of the question for the foreseeable future, there is still hope for a MacOS version. Apple has recently rolled out a developer tool, which helps bridge the gap between iPhone, iPad and Mac apps..
Waiting for the next update on the sequel will tell us for sure.
Before InnerSloth Among Us 2 cancelled it had laid out four major updates that will now be added to the original game.. None of these additions has confirmed a release date, but expect to be rolled out after the previously mentioned, first priority updates InnerSloth is now focusing its time on:.
All these are just proposals at the moment, but anticipate InnerSloth to offer more insights to their progress as the year goes on and 2021 comes around..
Major updates to Among Us are currently in development..