Among Us 2 has been cancelled, as developer Studio Innersloth wants to focus on the first game. The online game involves a group of players working together repairing a ship while imposters try to kill them without being caught, and has inspired various memes.
In a blog post, Innersloth said that they had wanted to make a sequel because the first Among Us had an outdated codebase that was not meant to support the addition of a lot of new content. After seeing the number of people playing the first game, however, they decided to focus on supporting it.
“All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1,” said the post. “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. We have lots of things planned and we’re excited to bring new content to everyone as you continue to enjoy playing!”
Some of the additions coming to the game are colour-blind support, a friends/account system, and a new stage.
Among Us first released in 2018, but it was only recently in 2020 that it hit its current level of popularity. SteamSpy said that the game had 358,400 players on 25 September, and Twitch Tracker said that an average of 201,000 viewers watched the game on Twitch this month, as compared to 41,000 from August. As PC Gamer noted, this popularity was thanks to some streamers.