Among Us 2 cancelled as devs choose to focus on improving Among Us

The game Among Us has suddenly exploded in popularity for PC and mobile players. It is a simple premise where one or a few players are made Imposters and have to kill other players without getting caught, while innocent Crewmates have to work out who the Imposters are as well as complete tasks. It can be tense at times but Among Us is very easy to play which could account for why it has drawn such an audience. Among Us has become so popular in fact that the developers have decided to cancel Among Us 2 so they can focus on making the original game better. In a statement, Innersloth wrote:

It’s been a very exciting time for us the past few months! We’ve absolutely loved seeing everyone enjoying Among Us! Forte has been working hard to get the servers adjusted to deal with the huge influx of players. Thank you so much for bearing with us through these growing pains. Hopefully we can get started on new content soon! Speaking of new content…

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Us devs have had several long discussions about what we want to do with the game. When do we stop working on Among Us 1? What content goes into Among Us 2? The main reason we are shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content.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. All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1. This is probably the more difficult choice because it means going deep into the core code of the game and reworking several parts of it. We have lots of things planned and we’re excited to bring new content to everyone as you continue to enjoy playing!

Innersloth also confirmed the new features and improvements that are coming. First and foremost are  improved servers to handle the influx of players, support for colour blind players and the addition of more colours, an account and friends system so it is easier to group up though do not expect this any time soon, and finally a new map though that is also in early design stages. You can download Among Us from Itch.io for PC, from Steam for PC, on the Google Play Store for Android, and the App Store for Apple devices.

Source: Itch.io

 

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