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Is Among Us coming to PS5 & Xbox? Dev responds to console demands

Published: 21/Sep/2020 16:11

by Joe Craven

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Forest Willard, InnerSloth employee working as a developer on Among Us, has responded to fan calls for the game to be released on Xbox and Playstation.  

Among Us originally released in June 2018, and some players found finding games near impossible because of how few people were playing.

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However, 2020 has seen a host of the world’s biggest content creators and streamers turn their attention to the InnerSloth party game, in which teams must work out who amongst them is the impostor.

It has been summarised as the perfect casual game given the ongoing discussion around SBMM, and now has hundreds of thousands of players. As player counts rise, console players want to know if they will ever see the game on Xbox or Playstation, as it is currently only available on PC.

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InnerSloth dev opens up on Among Us coming to PS5/Xbox

During a clip with popular streamer Trainwreckstv, InnerSloth dev Forest Willard opened up on the possibility of a console version, addressing the ever-increasing fan demand.

“It’s something we’re starting to talk about,” he said. “But we’d have to write a system for like, quick comms. It’d basically be for randoms – like Rocket League.”

Basically, at the moment the main concern with a console launch would be the ability of all parties to communicate with each other; something that is of paramount importance in a game like Among Us.

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“I don’t know how or if we’d be able to implement console voice chat,” he finished. “One of the first things we wanna add is a friends list type account system, because it’d be so hard to do it without that sh*t.”

The good news for Xbox and Playstation gamers is that a console launch is most certainly on InnerSloth’s radar, as they plan the next steps in Among Us’ life cycle. However, it does sound like it’s still a long way off, if indeed we see it all.

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When is Genshin Impact coming to Switch?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 12:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 12:46

by James Busby

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Nintendo fans have been patiently waiting to delve into the Breath of the Wild inspired world of Genshin Impact. Here’s everything we know about the release date, trailer, and more. 

MiHoYo’s latest free-to-play title, Genshin Impact has proven a huge success both domestically and internationally. Players have been busy exploring the huge sprawling world, collecting colorful characters, fighting their way through monster-filled dungeons, and defeating monolithic bosses.

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While certain mechanics and features may be similar to that of Nintendo’s iconic Legend of Zelda series, there are enough differences that make Genshin more than a soulless copy. 

As a result, many Nintendo fans have been wanting to jump into the anime action. Unfortunately, Genshin Impact is currently only available on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android devices. However, the open-world ARPG is scheduled to arrive on the Switch in the future. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming release. 

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Genshin Impact Switch trailer

In case there was any doubt about Genshin Impact’s release on Switch, you can check out the trailer posited on the official Genshin Impact YouTube Channel. While the reveal trailer doesn’t showcase any Switch gameplay, it does give Nintendo fans a good look at the main character and stunningly beautiful world of Teyvat. 

Genshin Impact Switch release date

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Nintendo fans will need to wait a little longer before they can begin their adventure.

While miHoYo has yet to give an official release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact, we do know that it is coming to the portable console. During a recent interview with RPG Site, head of miHoYo communications Sam Lai gave the following update:

“The Switch version of Genshin Impact is currently under development. More information regarding Switch beta testing and launch dates will be announced at a later time.”

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For now, it looks like Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer as the dev team continues to optimize the game for Switch. Whether there will be any special promotional events that run alongside the Switch release remains to be seen, but we expect Nintendo fans will receive the same promotional goodies other platforms obtained. 

Of course, for many Switch players, another Breath of the Wild inspired game will be huge, especially since many Zelda fans will be eagerly waiting for the launch of Breath of the Wild 2. Genshin Impact is arguably the closest game that will help to fill this fill the current void.