Among Us was created in 2018 but has recently seen a spike as it has gone viral among the online streaming community as of 2020. Popular streamers such as Summit1G, XQC, DisguisedToast, Pewdiepie, and many others have recently started streaming this game with groups of friends and everybody has hopped online to watch their highly entertaining gameplay.
The developers, InnerSloth, already announced and had plans to release their second game in the Among Us series, Among Us 2, but because of the recent spike in player-base they decided to put Among Us 2 on hold and focus on making Among Us the best it can be by fixing known bugs and releasing more content. Here is their blog post discussing upcoming changes.
Some changes coming in the near future include:
- 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!
According to InnerSloth studios they have more underway but just need “prioritize and organize their plans”.