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‘Among Us’ content update: Henry Stickmin-themed new stage, location is in the works as InnerSloth cancels sequel plans
“Among Us” developer and publisher InnerSloth confirmed that the sequel it announced just a little more than a month ago has been canceled. However, fans might still welcome this decision as it also paves the way for the current game to receive content updates, including a new stage in a new setting.
InnserSloth cancels ‘Among Us’ sequel to improve existing game
InnerSloth announced in a blog post earlier this week that it has decided to cancel its previously announced plan to develop “Among Us 2.” While the idea of a sequel to one of the breakout games of 2020 was well-received, fans are likely to appreciate the reason behind canceling it.
“The main reason we are shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content,” the developer said. It may sound quite ironic, but the newfound popularity of the game is one of the main reasons the sequel has been canceled, according to InnerSloth. With more players actively using the game now, the developer “[wants] to be able to support the game and take it to the next level.”
One of the ways InnerSloth is taking “Among Us” to the next level is by adding a new stage. The developer, however, told fans that this content update is still at the early phase of development. But InnerSloth has confirmed that the new stage will be set in a location inspired by the “Henry Stickmin” point-and-click game series. The developer did not mention a timeline for its release, though.
What more to expect from ‘Among Us’
Aside from adding new content, InnerSloth promised that canceling the sequel will allow them to improve “Among Us” further. The developer added that “all of the content” they had planned for the second game will now be released in the current title.
InnerSloth confirmed that some of their priorities include server improvements as well as an account system that will allow players to add friends in the game. InnerSloth also confirmed that colorblind support is part of its to-do list. This part of the project is eyed to allow the addition of more color-focused activities and more color options in the game. InnerSloth did not provide an ETA on any of the mentioned updates, but it is still a bit of good news that these are already in the works for the current game.
“Among Us” was first released in 2018, but only become much more popular this year after several Twitch and YouTube streamers have regularly featured the game. It is currently playable on PC, Android, and iOS.