Last year, the Among Us team announced that it would be scrapping plans for a sequel and bringing new content updates to the original game due to the surprising surge of player interest in mid-2020. It has taken quite some time to get the first major content update ready, but it is finally arriving at the end of this month.
On the 31st of March, Among Us will be updated with the new Airship map, in addition, this update will bring new tasks, a proper account system to curb spam players, as well as other features:
📢 MARCH 31 📢#TheAirship is coming.
this NEW map is our biggest one yet, including:
• all new tasks
• different starting rooms
• preliminary account system
wake up ur crew it's almost time to eject impostors
— Among Us ✨ New map – MARCH 31 *nervous* (@AmongUsGame) March 18, 2021
This is of course a free update across all platforms. Following the update’s announcement, the development team also took some time to address community questions, including why the new map wasn’t rushed to release:
“creating a map and updates isn’t as simple as creating one aspect of the game and throwing it onto the PC. Because our game is cross-platform, it means EVERYTHING needs to work on as many devices as possible.”
Aside from that, the developers also pointed out that the sudden popularity boom for the game caught them by surprise: “I explained this a bit in our last dev log, but Among Us’ popularity was something no one expected, and quite late into 2020 too. We had already considered the game done and had moved onto something else.”
The full blog post is very transparent and well worth reading if you’re interested in game development. Hopefully this is the first of a few new content drops for Among Us this year.
KitGuru Says: Have many of you continued playing Among Us since its boom last year? Are you looking forward to the new content update?