With Among Us doing so well on Twitch and all other video game watching services, you may find yourself wanting to pick it up and play with some friends. But what if you don’t all have the same platform? We’ve got the scoop on the state of crossplay in Among Us and which — if any — platforms can play together. What we can’t help you with is figuring out which one of those scoundrels is the imposter.
Does Among Us Have Crossplay Support?
It does! But which platform you play on is a big decision! If you’re a fan of computers, there’s one version, while mobile has another. You see, the Steam version will cost you $5, but is available as a complete package, whereas the mobile version is free to play with microtransactions.
Whichever one you opt for, know that crossplay is supported between PC, Android, and iOS. The game is not yet available on any major consoles.
The State of Crossplay and Cross Platform Support
Crossplay support only gets more popular with time! Odds are that it will be the norm before too long. Until then, though, the vast majority of cross platform multiplayer games don’t fully include it. When they do, it’s often restricted to players on one console playing with those on PC. Microsoft and Sony seem to view the PC as neutral ground.
Microsoft in particular has extra incentive in the form of its “play anywhere policy.” Typically, if you buy a digital copy of a Microsoft first-party exclusive, you get to own it both on Xbox and PC — free of additional charge. At that point there’s really no reason not to let folks play together. Throw in services like Xbox Game Pass (which is now on PC) and things get even easier.
Sony has historically taken pretty much the opposite approach. The company is far and away the sales leader on this generation of consoles. That incentivizes it not to play well with others — or allow its partner studios to do so on its hardware. In addition, Sony first-party exclusives basically never come out on PC. It’s PlayStation or nothing. Although there are a number of third-party games only available on PlayStation and PC that do feature crossplay (e.g. Final Fantasy XIV).
Even so, Sony has announced its crossplay solution has exited “beta” and should be freely available to all. There are also rumors that PS4 exclusives like Horizon: Zero Dawn are on their way to PC, lifting even more walls that have traditionally kept the manufacturer separated from its peers.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see Among Us 2 land on consoles at some point, but don’t expect anything for the first title. That sentence may be a bit confusing to some as the game just skyrocketed in popularity, so let’s explain that next.
Among Us 2?
Despite its recent popularity, Among Us has been released for more than two years already and Innersloth has already completely stopped development on the title. It has, however, confirmed that it’s working on Among Us 2 and will continue to support the original game’s server as long as there are enough players to keep games running.
Why start working on another game? It essentially boils down to the game not being built to have been this successful. Adding multiplayer and new maps took considerable work and overhauls to the game. Innersloth says continuing to support it would be harder than just starting a new game. That said, you can expect Among Us 2 to come to PC first and mobile second. There’s still no mention of a console release at this point, but if it remains popular Sony and Microsoft could be interested in helping get the title on their platforms.