Indie smash hit Among Us has finally been announced for PlayStation 4 and 5 and it will be arriving on the console later this Summer. The news was announced during Sony’s State of Play broadcast and it will include cross-play and a special Ratchet & Clank hat. Yep, that’s a thing.
🌟 AMONG US – COMING TO PLAYSTATION 🌟
get ready to welcome a whole new crew on board!!
✨ on PS4 and PS5 consoles later this year
✨ exclusive Ratchet & Clank skin, hat, and pet
✨ crossplay and online multiplayer
tell your friends but more importantly.. tell your enemies heh pic.twitter.com/E6BduFfNwU
— Among Us (@AmongUsGame) April 29, 2021
PlayStation is the last major platform which has a confirmed port of Among Us, Microsoft and developer Innersloth confirmed the game was coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S back in December last year with the same Summer 2021 launch window. It will also be a 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
The announcement comes just the game is already available on Xbox Game Pass for PC library, and had a surprise release on Nintendo Switch late last year.
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 , 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.