Among Us' path to one of the biggest games of the year is a long one, two years after its initial release it found its audience after the world's biggest streamers began accusing each other of being imposters.
The extra attention set to the developers, Innersloth, into overdrive on a sequel with the developers initially revealing that the aptly named Among Us 2 wouldn't be out until the latter half of 2021.
However, that has all changed now, in a 23rd September blog post they revealed that plans for Among Us 2 are scrapped with the focus now on improving and developing more content for the original game.
"Seeing how many people are enjoying Among Us 1 really makes us want to be able to support the game and take it to the next level," explained Marcus "PuffballsUnited" Bromander.
"All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1."
Bromander also explained that the original reasoning behind the decision to begin work on Among Us 2 was due in part to the antiquated codebase in the original having previously described the thought of adding more content to the latter as "terrifying".
"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."
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Explaining the reasoning for the sudden change Bromander had this to say, "seeing how many people are enjoying Among Us 1 really makes us want to be able to support the game and take it to the next level".
That means Among Us is set to get new content and quality of life features with improved severs, colourblind support, friend system, and a brand new stage all been confirmed to be in the works.
Few details were shared, other than that at this moment in time the developer's focus is on improving the servers which have been plagued with issues since the game gained the millions of players now switching on.
The new stage is also set to be themed after Bromander's successful Henry Stickman games, a series of flash games from the Newsground era that were eventually remastered and released as The Henry Stickman Collection on Steam in August of this year.
Word on when exactly fans of Among Us will be able to get this new content has not yet been shared, but those desperate for more and better ways to destroy friendships can rest assured it's coming.