A sequel to the suddenly huge “multiplayer space mystery” Among Us has been canceled a month after its announcement. Studio Innersloth chose to continue working (and fixing) the original game.
Innersloth writes in the announcement that while the Among Us code base is cumbersome and outdated, it makes sense to continue working on it given its sudden popularity. And that means a lot of work to adapt the studio for a much larger player base than we ever expected.
“We have decided to cancel Among Us 2 and instead put all our focus into improving Among Us 1,” is written in the post. “All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1.”
“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.”
Looks like the studio will be busy. Following the game’s sudden rise to widespread Twitch popularity, its servers began to deal with a hit, a situation that was still being addressed. More excitingly, a new phase and colorblind support like a friend’s system seems to come.