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Among Us 2 has been cancelled so developers can focus on the first game

By Tim Augustin - on 25 Sep 2020, 4:28pm

Among Us 2 has been cancelled so developers can focus on the first game

Image: InnerSloth

You might’ve heard of Among Us by now - the insanely popular online game that’s been making the rounds on Twitch recently. 

Among Us was released back in 2018 to little fanfare, before Twitch streamers recently picked up the game and boosted its popularity. Developer InnerSloth had already announced Among Us 2, but now has decided to cancel the sequel and focus on improving Among Us instead. 

Announced via a blog post, InnerSloth mentioned that it had plans to adjust Among Us’ code base for a sequel, calling it ‘outdated’. However, since the original game has now amassed 70,000 to 110,000 players per hour, the developer plans to update it instead. 

This doesn’t mean that all the content planned for a sequel has been scrapped, however. InnerSloth said, “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.”

According to InnerSloth, here are all the new features coming to the game:

  • Servers. Forte is still working very hard to figure out our server issues. We don’t have an ETA but things should hopefully be getting better and better. This is taking up all development time on his end.
  • Colorblind support. It’s something we’ve put off for way too long… We plan on adding other identifiers for players as well as certain color focused tasks (Like wires). This should also open the potential for more colors. In the past we couldn’t add more colors because it became too difficult to tell players apart.
  • Friends/Account System. This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time but just haven’t been able to tackle. For the health of the game going forward we’re going to sink our teeth in and figure it out! This one will definitely take some time.
  • A new stage! It is still very early and we have only just begun designing the layout. The theme has been settled on though! The next stage in Among Us is going to be a Henry Stickmin themed location!

The developer has not outlined exact launch dates for any of these features, but one can expect them to take some time. They’ve just gotten started, after all. InnerSloth says, “We have LOTS of other things planned too, we just need to prioritize and organize all our plans.” It looks like Among Us is sticking around for a while!