We’ve called an emergency meeting not because a body has been found, but because there’s a brand new way to cheat and cheat on your friends. Among us was a slack hit that didn’t really achieve mainstream success until years after its initial launch. Thanks to some high-profile streamers picking it up, this simple social deduction game grew so big so quickly that the developers canceled their work on the sequel to add more support to the base game.
While not a sequel, there will be a new way to experience the thrill of knowing one of your crew members is a cheater with Among us VR† As the name suggests, this brings the 2D game not only into the third dimension, but also into virtual reality. That’s a big shift in perspective and immediately spices up the flow of the game. If you’re curious about what else can be changed and what details there are on how it will all work, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know about Among us VR†
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Among us VR will be out sometime during the 2022 holiday season. That’s not very specific, but would usually mean sometime in the months of November or December.
Among us VR is, and this should come as no surprise, an exclusive VR title. To play it, you’ll need one of the following headsets: the Meta Quest, Playstation VR, or Steam-compatible VR headset (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Valve Index). It’s possible that other VR devices will get it in the future, but for now these are your options for getting behind the crosshairs of a crew member or impostor.
The trailer opens on a yellow bean crew member wandering down a hallway before cutting to a first-person perspective. They approach a panel and start the task using new VR motion controls. As it loads, they hear two other crew members pass by, turning their heads to catch a glimpse of them.
The trailer goes to a gathering where all the crew members are gathered around a table arguing and waving their disembodied arms, while Yellow simply twists his fingers and tries to appear innocent. The scene intersects with everyone else staring straight at yellow.
The cycle repeats from yellow performing a task, two others passing and one being killed, and a smaller and smaller gathering is held with suspicion aimed directly at an oblivious yellow. It eventually comes to a head as red approaches and the top half of yellow bites off, leaving him or her like a ghost.
Like Among us, among us VR will not have a story of its own, but instead is all about the stories you and your friends create in each individual match.
Among us VR will be built on the same core mechanics of the original game, but of course adapted for VR. As a crew member you will still be running around the Skeld, completing tasks, trying not to die and holding meetings to try and determine who the impostor(s) are.
The shift to first-person and the use of motion controls will be the biggest changes. We see in the trailer that your field of view will be much more limited than in the original game where you played from a third person perspective. However, you can now also look away from your task more easily by simply turning your head. All the tasks we’ve seen involve interacting with panels via gesture controls, which will probably feel a lot newer than it looks on video.
Impostors can still sneak and sabotage through vents to create discord among the crew members.
Finally, during meetings, you can make small hand gestures to try to point out impostors or to throw off suspicion yourself. It won’t help much if you get caught outright, but it will bring more life and personality to the most social part of the game.
Like the first game, Among us VR is a multiplayer game only. It supports between four and ten players, with one or more cheaters based on your settings.
You can’t pre-order completely Among us VR right now, probably because it doesn’t have a fixed release date, but you do have the option to add the game to your wishlist at the Meta Quest or Steam Store Page† As soon as the correct pre-order information comes out, including price and other platforms, we’ll be sure to update you on those details.
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