Yesterday (or this morning depending on where you are in the world) The Game Awards held its annual event celebrating the videogame industry, and as part of the showcase a very exciting virtual reality (VR) announcement popped up. Innersloth, the creators of hugely popular multiplayer Among Us revealed that a VR version is in the works and that it’s being developed by I Expect You to Die 2 developer Schell Games.
If by some chance you’ve managed to miss all the hype around Among Us, the frantic party title originally appeared in 2018 for mobile devices followed by PC and then Nintendo Switch. Viewed top-down, 4-15 players have to work together to ensure all systems are working in the spaceship they’re on. The twist is that one or more of the crew are imposters and their sole goal is to kill everyone on board. The rest of the crew have to work out who the imposters are and throw them out of the airlock.
Among Us VR will maintain the same hectic gameplay the original is known for but this time it’ll be entirely in first-person. The VR version will support between 4-10 players and feature all the emergency meetings, crewmate tasks and ability to sabotage. It’s important to note that due to the first-person viewpoint, Among Us VR is a standalone experience and won’t support the original videogame.
“We are grateful to the community who continues to share our game with friends and family and support us,” said Victoria Tran, Community Director at Innersloth in a statement. “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. We can’t wait for players to become Crewmates in a first-person environment.”
“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,” Jesse Schell adds. “There’s a lot to love about Among Us and this partnership presents a perfect pairing of the runaway success of the original game and the upward trajectory of the virtual reality ecosystem.”
Schell Games has confirmed that Among Us VR will be coming to Meta Quest 2, PlayStation VR and SteamVR headsets although no timeframe has been revealed just yet. Additionally, Innersloth will finally bring the party title to Xbox and PlayStation on 14th December 2021. For further updates on Among Us VR keep reading VRFocus.