Among Us VR: Beta and Playstation VR 2 version announced
- On Twitter, Schell Games is calling for a beta test of Among US VR - so far without a launch date (see tweet below the article). Interested parties can sign up on the playtesting platform Antidote: for Meta Quest 2, PlayStation VR, or PC VR headsets.
- The full version for PlayStation VR and PC VR headsets is scheduled to follow for the 2022 holiday season.
- Schell Games announced a Playstation VR 2 version of Among US VR. The title is scheduled to be released at the launch of Sony's new VR headset. The date is still unknown.
- For Meta Quest and SteamVR, Amoung Us VR will be released for Christmas 2022.
Schell Games offers first glimpses of Among Us VR. Does real body language make Among Us even more (in)social?
The popular social game Among Us brings gestures suitable for virtual reality – for communication or for misleading fellow players. In the VR game, you embody your avatar directly, instead of just looking at a 2D map.
Among Us VR: 3D gestures in virtual reality
The official Twitter account shows how some characters wave to each other quite unsuspiciously. Even high-fives are possible when two players raise their arms for a “high five” gesture.
Studio Schell Games (Lost Recipes, Until You Fall) is currently working on porting Among Us to Meta Quest (2), PlayStation VR, and PC VR. The developers are getting help from Robot Teddy as well as the Among Us makers from Innersloth. There is no release date yet.
aww yessss! 1st month of 2022 down! one step closer to #AmongUsVR! pic.twitter.com/SnSqyXEckL
– Among Us VR (@AmongUsVR) February 1, 2022
The gameplay of the multiplayer game remains the same: Among the crew members of a spaceship are hiding traitors who try to sabotage machines or murder fellow players unobserved.
In the following crisis meetings, the saboteur disguised as a human must act as inconspicuously as possible. The other players often suspect the wrong person and, by joint decision, throw him out of the airlock in the worst case. It’s no wonder, then, that Schell Games is trying to incorporate telltale gestures into VR.
Slightly modified 3D map in Among Us VR
You can also get a small glimpse of the slightly redesigned map on Twitter. On the whole, it corresponds to the two-dimensional model. However, there are some changes in the arrangement of furnishings like tables or boxes.
old skeld VS current skeld
– Among Us (@AmongUsGame) January 24, 2022
The original game of the bean-shaped comic astronauts was released back in 2018, and it has enjoyed a great deal of popularity among Twitch streamers since 2020. The isolation during the pandemic probably contributed to the audience’s desire for games with a social component.
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