Sony has announced the hit social deduction game on 29 April 2021 during the State of Play presentation. The news and stated that the game would feature cross-play capabilities and online multiplayer. It will also come with a platform-exclusive skin, hat, and pet, themed after the classic PlayStation franchise Ratchet and Clank.
Among Us is developed and published by Innersloth. It was first released on iOS, Android, and Windows in 2018, with cross-platform play between all platforms. The game was also ported to the Nintendo Switch late last year, and it will be coming to Xbox consoles sometime in 2021.
The game exploded in popularity in 2020 and became one of the year’s most downloaded mobile games. Notably, US Congresspeople Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar live-streamed the video game on Twitch as part of an unusual voter outreach event, and it was a massive, viral success.