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Among Us Sequel Canceled, New Content Will Be Added To Original Game Instead

Developer Innersloth has decided to cancel Among Us 2 and instead focus on expanding the content offered in Among Us. In a blog post, the developer wrote that the decision was made in response to the recent spike in popularity for the party survival game.

“All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1,” Innersloth writes. “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. We have lots of things planned and we’re excited to bring new content to everyone as you continue to enjoy playing.”

These content expansions include new servers, colorblind support, a friends/account system, and a new stage, though Innersloth added that there are “lots of other things planned too, we just need to prioritize and organize.”

Innersloth did not provide an exact ETA on when players can expect this new content to arrive, though the developer writes that working on the servers is currently “taking up all development time.” The new friends/account system will also “definitely take some time.”

Though it first released in 2018, Among Us has seen a tremendous rise in players in 2020, likely due to the game’s increased popularity on Twitch. According to SensorTower, Among Us earned 18.4 million mobile downloads in August, only to be followed by another 41.9 million mobile downloads in September.

Among Us is available for PC and mobile devices. When asked if Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch versions would be possible, Innersloth studio programmer Forest Willard explained that making console ports of Among Us would be complicated.

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