Among Us, the space murder-mystery game that is dominating the gaming world as of late. Among Us is causing many “non-gamers” to game with friends and streamers to growing rapidly in recent weeks, which has caused sequel talks to rise.
Evidence from Discord confirming an increase in downloads, Twitch stating that viewers have already watched over 40 million hours of Among Us and platforms such as Steam, Android and iPhone app stores all confirming that the app has been downloaded over 86 million times.
However, despite there being such a large demand for Among Us, BBC has reported that we will not be getting an Among Us 2, despite an announcement in August stating that a second instalment was in the works. Many are unaware that the game isn’t new and was actually released in 2018, it’s just that its popularity had only recently picked up.
One major factor could be the recent lock-downs due to COVID-19 restricting social activities around the world. With this game allowing players to play with friends, as it involves ten players trying to find out who among them is an imposter (murderer).
Innersloth have stated that they’ve been so overwhelmed by a spike in popularity for the original, they’re going to focus on reworking that instead.
“The main reason we are shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content,” the developers wrote on their website.
“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.”
Now, this doesn’t mean that we will never get an Among Us 2, it’s just that for now, as Among Us’s popularity continues to flourish, the developers of the game will continue to focus on its original and add more content to that instead.