The developer of online multiplayer social deduction game, Among Us, has left everyone shocked by announcing that that have canceled a sequel to Among Us. Citing the reason behind cancelling Among Us 2, they said that they have cancelled it because of the popularity of the first game.
The announcement of scrapping Among US 2 plan comes almost a month after they officially announced the sequel.
Among Us is one of the most talked-about online multiple social deduction game right now. Developed by InnerSloth, Among Us released way back in 2018 but it boasts a tremendous number of September downloads on mobile devices. The number has significantly increased from August, which was also a big month for Among Us.
As per a report, Among Us has registered more than 41 million downloads in September. Besides incredible download numbers, InnerSloth recently reported a concurrent player count of more than 1.5 million.
Considering the popularity of the game, instead of launching Among Us 2, InnerSloth wants to support the game that has become a massive hit right now.
“The main reason we [were] shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content,” InnerSloth said in a blog post.
“However, 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,” they stated.
The developer of the game might have cancelled Among Us 2 plan but you will be able to play the game its developers were hoping to build: “All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1,” InnerSloth wrote in a blog post.
Among Us is now available on PC and mobile devices.