One of the bigger games that has come up during this year has been the murder-mystery game Among Us. It was released in 2018 but has blown up this year due in large part to everyone being quarantined because of COVID-19. The game has four to ten players each assigned a role with tasks that they have to carry out. However, some players may be imposters whose goal is to kill the other players without getting caught. Due to its spike in popularity, developer InnerSloth announced that they have canceled the sequel to the game.
Talking to CNN Business, Forest Willard, a developer at InnerSloth said, “we canceled the sequel because we saw the opportunity to give back to the players a little bit faster than creating a new, better version. It will be more work in the long run, but we’re excited for players to update the game, and suddenly there’s a brand new feature or map that unlocks new experiences.”
In a blog post, InnerSloth said “the main reason we are not shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content. However, seeing how many people are enjoying Among Us 1 really makes us want to be able to support the game and take it to the next level. We have decided to cancel Among Us 2 and instead put all our focus into improving Among Us 1.”
InnerSloth says that all of the content that was planned for the sequel will be put into Among Us 1. They also talked about some of the things that are coming to the game soon which includes servers, colorblind support, friends/account system, and a new stage.
Among Us is available on PC via Steam and itch.io for $5 and the game is free with ads on mobile.