The popular, cross-platform, LAN and internet-based social deduction game Among Us is dropping a big update today! They are finally supporting lobbies with upto 15 players. This is a big news to me, as my team at work has 11 members. I know teams that are larger as well, and someone always had to sit out, or had to create two different games.
Along with the update to player count, there are a few other changes that I have noticed on the team stream that Innersloth is hosting at the moment.
Changes that stand out immediately:
- New voting screen.
- Voting animation gets a new look as well (video below)
- Dead bodies look different. Is it the backpack which the beans carry that gives the rectangle appearance?
I got a chance to record the new voting animation as well. I think it’s a welcome change as it significantly improves the time taken to show all the votes, especially important in a lobby that’s sized 15.
Besides these, the team announced support for mobile controllers and a certain new “honk” system on Airship. I am not curious about the mobile controller as I am a desktop player, but I am keen on seeing what the honk system is about. The update drops by 3PM EST, which is 12.30am IST. I am hoping to download the release tomorrow morning the first thing. 🎉