Among Us is coming to Xbox consoles & Xbox Game Pass in 2021

Microsoft and developer Innersloth have confirmed that indie sensation Among Us will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in 2021. Oh, and not only that, but it will also be a part of Xbox Game Pass for console when it arrives.

– ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW –

The announcement comes just as the game is inducted into the Xbox Game Pass for PC library, and two days after it was hot dropped onto Nintendo Switch. There’s no word about PlayStation at the moment, but surely it’s only a matter of time before it arrives on Sony’s platform as well. Of course, there could be a timed exclusivity deal in effect here, but there’s no mention of exclusivity either. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Among Us has been one of the indie hits of the summer, despite actually having released all the way back in 2018. The game was discovered by Twitch streamers, with its paranoia-infused multiplayer making for a lot of fun and plenty of cross-channel collaborations. It helps that the game’s really cheap at just £4.

The game is built for 4-10 players, with one or more players being an “imposter”, and alien interloper who has to try and murder their way through the other players as they try to complete tasks. As murdered bodies are discovered, players report them and call a group meeting to bicker, accuse, and potentially kick someone out of an airlock.

Just last week at The Game Awards, they revealed the upcoming Airship map, before this week’s surprise announcements and Switch release.

I dove into the Nintendo Switch release this week, pondering what it could mean for the game’s future and the problems that Innersloth need to figure out before they can really bring the game to PlayStation or Xbox consoles. There’s a few, such as how chat works in the game. I wrote:

Given how much buzz there is surrounding Among Us, it’s no surprise that Innersloth have sought to bring it to console, and Nintendo Switch is by far and away the most logical first platform for them to tackle. That said, they’ve clearly got their work cut out for them to make it truly feel like a first class citizen on the platform, ironing out the kinks and figuring out how best to translate the game to PlayStation and Xbox.

It certainly sounds like they’re well on their way to figuring it out!

Source: Xbox

– PAGE CONTINUES BELOW –
Written by
I'm probably wearing toe shoes, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!