Hit indie title Among Us is set to complete its console hat trick later this year once it launches on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Is Among Us' Launch on PS4 and PS5 Confirmed?
Among Us was first released in June 2018 on iOS and Android devices before being ported over to Windows PCs via Steam in November of the same year. However, the social deduction game wouldn't gain that much attention for some years until the latter half of 2020. After becoming the go-to game of many streamers and internet personalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Among Us experienced an unprecedented boom in player count.
As a result of its surprising success, the developers, InnerSloth LLC, initially considered releasing a sequel to the game, Among Us 2. However, they later backed out from their plan for fears of splitting the player base. Instead, they focused their efforts to continue supporting the game and providing numerous updates, including the most recent Airship map update.
In addition to updates, InnerSloth LLC has also since ported Among Us over to other platforms. The first mainstream gaming platform to receive Among Us was the Nintendo Switch in December 2020. In the same month, the Xbox One, as well as Xbox Series S/X, versions of Among Us was also announced with a 2021 release window.
Fast forward to around half a year later, Among Us will finally be coming to the PlayStation consoles.
When Will Among Us Launch on PS4 and PS5?
Unfortunately, similar to the Xbox port of Among Us, the PlayStation version of the game has no specific release date. All we have to go on is that it will launch in 2021. When exactly is something that only Innersloth knows.
If it's any consolation though, there is a high likelihood that Among Us will launch on PlayStation Plus for PS4 and PS5 subscribers.
Last year, Mediatonic's platform battle royale title, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, was also free for PlayStation Plus subscribers the month that it launched. The promotion was a huge boost to the game's player count. Thus, it makes a lot of sense for Sony to do the same thing for Among Us whenever it launches on the PS4 and PS5 later this year.
Will Among Us on PS4 and PS5 Be Different?
Among Us' launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 was one of the other two announcements during Sony's most recent State of Play event. To celebrate Among Us coming to the PlayStation consoles, PlayStation owners will also get an exclusive Ratchet & Clank skin once the game launches at a currently unspecified date later this 2021.
The core gameplay of Among Us will remain largely the same once it launches on the PS4 and PS5. However, Innersloth Community Director Victoria Tran did promise that the PS4 and PS5 versions of Among Us will get cross-platform online multiplayer support.