Among Us developer Innersloth has revealed it’s bringing the hit social deduction game to virtual reality. Getting betrayed by your friends and dying in space is about to feel much more real.
Announced during The Game Awards 2021, Among Us VR won’t look exactly like the popular game that has been downloaded over 100 million times on the Google Play store. While the OG Among Us is a third-person 2D game, the switch to virtual reality will see it adapted to a first-person 3D game — a significant change, but more suitable to the VR format.
This is likely to significantly alter the experience and how people play. As demonstrated in the trailer, getting space-murdered in first-person is much more of a jump scare than it is in third.
Among Us VR will still be multiplayer though, and stick with the familiar gameplay and features fans already know.
“We can’t wait for players to become Crewmates in a first-person environment,” said Innersloth community director Victoria Tran.
Fortunately, Innersloth’s tiny team aren’t attempting to master VR programming all by themselves. Among Us‘ virtual reality adaptation is being made in collaboration with consulting firm Robot Teddy and VR development studio Schell Games.
“Schell Games has a legacy of creating award-winning virtual reality titles, and we couldn’t be more excited to create a brand new Among Us experience for our existing fans and new players,” said Tran.
“We’re excited to take all the features players worldwide have enjoyed from Among Us and tailor them to a fully immersive experience in virtual reality,” said Schell Games’ Jesse Schell.
Schell Games is the creator of successful VR titles such as puzzle game I Expect You To Die and sword fighting experience Until You Fall, meaning Among Us‘ Crewmates and Imposters should be in fairly safe hands.
Released in 2018, Among Us took off in 2020 and became a popular title among Twitch streamers and YouTubers. Though the indie sleeper hit started off as a mobile game, it eventually spread to PC, Nintendo Switch, and is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation and Xbox on Dec. 14. Now Among Us fans can anticipate backstabbing their friends in virtual reality as well.
Among Us VR will be available on Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR. No release date has been announced yet though, so you and your friends have a bit of time to save up for your headsets.
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