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Here’s why Among Us updates are taking so long

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:55 GMT Spoiler: the small team that made it couldn’t keep up with the multiplayer game’s sudden success.Developer Innersloth has given some insight into why updates for Among Us are taking a while.In a post on, the studio said that the surprise success of the multiplayer title in 2020 meant that it had to fundamentally change how it did things behind the scenes, as well as having to hire in a number of new staff to help out.“Not to dive into too much organizational stuff, but not only did we need to…

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Among Us coming to Xbox consoles in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 17:41 GMT Among Us has launched on Xbox Game Pass for PC and is coming to Xbox Game Pass on consoles in 2021.Among Us is coming to Xbox next year, the platform holder announced in a post over on the Xbox blog.If you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can access Among Us on PC right now – although console players are going to have to wait until the game launches in 2021.Following the announcement via the Xbox channels, Innersloth made its own announcement, too. We don’t have any idea specifically when…

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You can now play Among Us with your Switch-owning friends

Multiplayer imposter-hunting game Among Us now has a Nintendo Switch version, I say on this here PC gaming website. What’s that matter to you lot? Well, it’s got cross-platform multiplayer so you PC-owning folks can play with your Switch-having pals. It’s a nice pre-holiday surprise for those of us wondering what we can pick up to share with our friends while we stay separated through the winter. (more…)

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Among Us coming to Nintendo Switch later today

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:52 GMT The perfect paranoid Christmas game. Multiplayer smash hit Among Us is coming to Nintendo Switch today (Tuesday, December 15).The release was announced at the close of today’s an indie-focused Nintendo Direct and comes with cross-play support so you can murder your friends on other platforms. This comes hot on the heals of the newly-announced Airship map for Among Us, which was announced last week at The Game Awards. We’re sure that this will make for an interesting Christmas gameInnersloth’s paranoia-fueled multiplayer hit is also shortly coming to Xbox Game Pass for…

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Skyrim, Yakuza remasters and Among Us are coming to Xbox Game Pass

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 11 December 2020 12:12 GMT Microsoft adds yet more big names to its subscription service.Some heavy hitters are coming to Xbox Game Pass in the near future.In a video shown at last night’s The Game Awards, Microsoft revealed that The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – Special Edition would be coming to its subscription service in just a few days, on December 15, just over nine years after its initial November 2011 release. This comes in the wake of the company’s announcement in September that it was buying Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media for a whopping $7.5B.Meanwhile,…

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Among Us is teasing its upcoming Henry Stickmin-themed map

Among Us , the Werewolf-like game about murdering your mates in space, has been working on a new map. Time to get lost, caught, and accused all over again in a different doomed spaceship. Innersloth have posted this image today showing just a portion of the new map and have warned folks to keep an eye out for another announcement coming at The Game Awards next month. (more…)

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Among Us will soon get player accounts and a massive new map

Among Us has had a bit of a hacking problem since its sudden explosion in popularity. Fortunately, developers Innersloth are on the case. While today’s update is a small one adding just a few small fixes and features, the patch notes have revealed plans to bring an accounts system into the game by the end of the year, along with a new map that’s set to be the game’s biggest yet. (more…)

Among Us has been overrun by a politically-charged spam attack

Last weekend, Among Us was experiencing the highest of highs, with hundreds of thousands of eyes watching US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face off against both streamers and a fellow politician in the spacey stab ’em up. Unfortunately for developers Innersloth, however, it didn’t take long for that high to come crashing down. This week saw a seemingly massive spam attack strike Among Us’ servers, locking up matches with threatening messages in what appears to be a far unfriendlier form of political activism. (more…)

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Among Us developers scrambling to handle hackers and cheaters

Over the past month, space espionage game Among Us has gotten astronomically popular. Too much so for its own good, it seems, after facing overloaded servers and now the unavoidable rash of cheaters and hackers known to arrive in even the most mildly competitive games. Innersloth say they’re working on multiple solutions to combat jerks and hackers. (more…)

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How to have a blank name in Among Us

In Among Us, your ability to lie to strangers and friends alike will be tested heavily. Well, one way to make it harder to get found out is by blanking out your name. At time of writing, this issue has been patched out of the PC version, but if you’re playing Among Us on mobile, you’ll still be able to do this. Here’s how to have no name in Among Us. (more…)

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Among Us’ Improbable Rise To The Top Of Twitch

When Among Us, a game of deception set in deep space, was first conceived a few years ago, online multiplayer wasn’t in the cards. It wasn’t even going to be on PC. Streamers were the last thing on its developers’ minds. And yet, over the weekend, the game solidified its status as a Twitch phenomenon, peaking at nearly 400,000 concurrent viewers across countless channels.