No-one modified into as soon as prepared for Amongst Us to change into the one among the ideal games of 2020—least of all developer Innersloth, who this week outlined that the work of restructuring to preserve up with the game’s explosive success is why updates are taking longer that anticipated.
Within the game’s first developer change of 2021 Innersloth explains all and the answer, unsurprisingly, is that the three-individual workers wasn’t prepared for a two-yr-stale game to change into so current that US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would cease up streaming it. Twice.
“Amongst Us obtained unbelievable traction lovely unhurried into 2020 that we weren’t looking ahead to, and that supposed A LOT of trade for us,” workers director Victoria Tran wrote. “Now to no longer dive into too worthy organizational stuff, but no longer easiest did we desire to interchange assist to working on Amongst Us after thinking it modified into as soon as carried out, but we also wanted to role ourselves up extra sustainably to work on the game.”
To that cease, Innersloth has been restructuring itself internally—going from three guests bashing games together to a company that can possibly kind out this scale and make stronger the game in the prolonged-time-frame. The recognition of Amongst Us also resulted in console ports, which embrace their bask in layers of certification and make stronger to relate on board.
The change reaffirms that the devs are laborious at work on the game’s upcoming Airship map—and that whereas it be taking a chunk of longer than they’d love, continual accounts are still on the system to reduction fight off cheaters. Innersloth is also working on a public roadmap to provide extra transparency on the game’s future.
Amongst Us is in a lovely healthy divulge total, with a future that looks the rest but sus. The game is now available on both Steam, Itch and (extra recently) the Account Video games Retailer—and if folks are no longer playing one among the dozens of knock-offs, they’re making The Ingredient-inspired fan movies, or mettlesome every other with Habanero-infused crewmate cookies.