Among Us 2 release date – the airship, XBox release date, and more

Though the Among Us 2 release date may not be on the horizon, there's still plenty to be excited about

If you’re one of the legions of people that dove into Among Us over the pandemic, you might be curious what’s coming next for the game. InnerSloth’s take on the party game Mafia took the gaming world by storm with its simple and engaging gameplay mechanics, focus on social interaction, and its intuitive cross-play between the mobile and PC versions of the game. It even picked up best mobile game and best multiplayer game at The Game Awards 2020, despite initially releasing in 2018.

Sadly, if you’re looking for an Among Us 2 release date, you’re out of luck – as Among Us 2 has been cancelled. But never fear, little space beans, Innersloth plans to add all content intended for Among Us 2 into the original game, including updated social systems, and even new player roles. They have already introduced the brand new Among Us Airship map, and with an Xbox release in the works, there’s still loads to look forward to.

We’ve looked into what’s coming next for Among Us, but keep in mind that this is a small independent studio and plans can change, particularly during the pandemic. If you want to know more about Among Us, you can check out our Among Us character, Among Us skins, Among Us maps, and Among Us wallpapers guides.

HERE’S EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT AMONG US 2

Among Us 2 was announced in August 2020, initially intended to improve on the rough framework of the original game. “[Among Us] really was not created to be this big,” InnerSloth wrote in a blog post. “Because of this, it’s extremely hard to add more things without breaking existing things… so the first goal of Among Us 2 is to be made to withstand growth”.

Among Us character standing over lava pit

However, the sequel was cancelled a month later and “all of the content” planned for it is to be implemented into the original game. “Seeing how many people are enjoying Among Us 1 really makes us want to be able to support the game and take it to the next level,” the developers wrote in September 2020.

Excitingly, additional player roles beyond Crewmate and Imposter are in the works, although InnerSloth “aren’t far enough in the design to confirm any roles or how they will work”. Other planned features include a game mode with up to 15 players to accommodate for three Imposters and improved matchmaking “to better support custom modes and skill levels”.

Among Us player performing scan

Innersloth is also “close” to implementing accounts into the game, as well as improved moderation features to counteract hacking and toxicity, after which the team plans on localising the game into over a dozen languages, like French and German. Innersloth is also working on social features like a friend system and saved statistics,  and plans to implement dedicated servers and colourblind support.

Among Us XBox release date

Among Us is already on the Xbox Game Pass for PC, but players all over the world are excited to see it coming to console. Innersloth has announced that the Among Us Xbox release date is definitely on the horizon, and talk has been circulating about it releasing as early as August 2021, but nothing seems to be set in stone. We’ll update this guide as soon as we know for sure.

Among Us Airship

One of the features that was planned for Among Us 2 has now been brought to the original game. The Among Us Airship is a map that launched in March 2021, and dwarves the size of the previous largest map, Polus. It is perfect for large parties of players due to its size, which can be explored via a system of ladders and a floating platform in the gap room.

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The Airship offers four vent systems which allow you to navigate across great distances with ease, as well as the dark and perilous maze of electrical, which can really give an impostor the edge. However, if you’re a crewmate, not all is lost – thanks to the terminal in security and the cockpit, you are able to keep an eye on a variety of different rooms, which may just help you catch a traitor in the act.

And that’s all we know about Among Us 2 at the moment. If you’re a fan of Among Us and looking for more multiplayer chaos, you should check out our list of the best mobile multiplayer games today.

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