Indie hit Among Us has a new PC mod that adds an extra twist to the game. The Sheriff assigns one player the role of a Sheriff who’s sole task is to hunt the imposter, but they have the additional ability to kill a crew member if they think they have found the correct player. The twist is that if the Sheriff kills the wrong player, both the player and the Sheriff die, making it easier for the Imposter.
You can get the mod from GitHub.
Microsoft and developer Innersloth have confirmed that Among Us will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this year and it will be part of Xbox Game Pass for console when it arrives.
HEY UH YEAH SO
xbox, we cannot wait for you all to join us as crewmates. you can hold our hand as we go into electrical together.
— Among Us (@AmongUsGame) December 17, 2020
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.
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.
We dove into the Nintendo Switch release, 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.
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.