Among Us is one of the most popular games in recent memory. Now, Innersloth have announced the long-rumored VR mode to make killing your friends more immersive than ever.
Among Us was one of the most unexpected breakout successes of the last decade, taking the gaming world by storm and revolutionizing multiplayer gaming. Sessions of fooling and murdering your friends became a weekly staple, especially when we were all stuck at home.
After it hit popularity in 2020, Among Us even inspired a number of similar games and modes. Gaming giant Fortnite even dropped Imposter Mode, which heavily riffed on the formula Innersloth perfected.
But throughout all the success, fans have been calling the game to come to VR. Thankfully, during The Game Awards 2021, their wishes have been answered.
During the award show, a trailer dropped announcing that Among Us is getting a VR overhaul, letting players experience the game from a first-person perspective. The sort clip showed a crewmate manually completing a task, before being snuck up on by a devious imposter.
In a blog post, developers Innersloth revealed that Among Us VR will feature the Skeld, the original map that helped shoot the game into mainstream popularity. To make full use of the VR hardware, the ship will be realized in 3D.
The structure will follow the same format that fans know and love. Only this time the emergency meetings will be in-person rather than behind the comfort of a chat screen.
Tasks will be familiar to long-time players but with an extra layer of interactivity thanks to the new perspective. And, of course, betrayals are going to be even more personal as you look your victim in the visor before eliminating them.
Development of the new version is been handled by Schell Games, best known for I Expect You To Die. In a press release, CEO Jesse Schell said, “There’s a lot to love about Among Us and this partnership presents a perfect pairing of the runaway success of the original game and the upward trajectory of the virtual reality ecosystem.”
The devs didn’t go into any specifics about the release date just yet. They also didn’t reveal all of the VR platforms that will support the game, but Quest 2 and PlayStation VR have been confirmed.
It’s worth noting that Among Us VR will not be compatible with the original version, and will be sold as a completely separate game.
What we do know is that we can’t wait to hop back into the slightly sus’ world of Among Us and lie to our friends in a whole new way.