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Among Us 2 canceled as devs reveal plans for the hit title’s future

Published: 24/Sep/2020 1:22 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 10:50

by Andrew Amos

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Innersloth has announced they are canceling the sequel for Among Us, titled Among Us 2, on September 23. Instead, the devs will focus on improving the original game, outlining a host of new features they aim on implementing in the coming months.

Among Us has risen up to be the hit game of 2020 it seems. The simple party game, first released in 2018, catapulted into the conscience of millions thanks to a surge in popularity on Twitch.

The game has been at the top of the streaming platform’s charts since the end of August, and almost all of Twitch’s biggest creators ⁠— including stars like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins ⁠— have been playing it.

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Among Us 2 has been canceled. Instead, the devs will focus on improving the original game.

The three-man dev team has been strapped for time since the game’s rapid expansion, and while they originally promised to release a sequel to Among Us, they’ve since chosen to cancel it for now, instead focusing on improving the original game.

“The main reason we are shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content,” they said on September 23.

“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.”

The extra time will allow Innersloth to improve Among Us immensely. While the game is stripped back as it stands, the devs plan to implement a bunch of highly-requested features, including a friends system and colorblind mode.

“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,” they said on colorblind mode. “In the past we couldn’t add more colors because it became too difficult to tell players apart.”

They are also designing a new stage for players, based heavily on the Henry Stickmin series also developed by Innersloth.

“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,” they added.

While there’s no time frame yet for all of these improvements, Among Us players have plenty to look forward to over the coming months.

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Mako and CouRage made Ninja ‘rage quit’ hilarious game of Among Us

Published: 27/Oct/2020 22:52

by Alan Bernal

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Expert trolls and fellow 100 Thieves streamers CouRage and Mako had their fun with Ninja during an Among Us stream that made the world’s most popular gamer ‘rage quit’ in disbelief with what he was seeing.

Anyone who’s stepped into the shoddy facilities in Among Us knows that the game can devolve into hilarious antics to either convince people of your evidence or throw people off the trail.

While matches with strangers can sometimes morph into really sweaty games, playing with friends or acquaintances is where the fun really starts to heat up as you get to know everyone’s quirks and tells.

But knowing your enemy can also open the door to explosive moments, especially if you know what makes a particular person erupt in madness.

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The vote was split, no one was ejected, and Ninja wasn’t having it.

Well it looks like Ninja and company weren’t on the same page during one match, which gave way to an excellent moment in CouRage’s channel where the Red crew member ‘rage quit’ in a losing battle.

The game was down to just five crew members with two imposters still alive when a dead body was reported. This was basically matchpoint for the imposters if no one in the party got voted off or if the wrong person gets chosen.

“I screamed at the top of my lungs after I said ‘I passed.’ I put sus on Froste again but I f***ing passed, and the ones who voted him were Orange, Purple, and Pink,” Ninja protested as he presented his evidence.

This pivotal moment wasn’t lost on Ninja but – by the sound of it – the lobby was already tainted from previous games, which amounted to jokes and jabs going unrecognized within the actual discourse to find the imposter.

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After crew members cast their votes, however, no one was ejected. He blew his lid at that point, since it gave the imposters a clear path to victory.

Apparently Ninja rage quit by leaving his Red crew member idle in the lost game, and CouRage said he even through his headset. Ninja later found out that the person he voted for, the Pink player, was indeed an imposter.

This is exactly the kind of tortuous gameplay that Among Us players equally love and hate, but this round didn’t quite go Ninja’s way.