InnerSloth, the developer of the popular multiplayer social deduction game Among Us, has announced that the game will get an account system as early as next month.
Among Us is currently one of the most popular online multiplayer social deduction games on both Google Play Store and App Store. Last month, the game has surpassed 120 million global downloads with a 655% monthly growth, and hit $11 million in player spendings. In the meantime, Among Us- related videos on Youtube surpassed 4 billion views in just September.
While Among US doesn’t have an account system for now, this inevitably allows cheating and toxicity in the game to reach a disturbing level for other users.
‘’We want to be sure to talk about the cheating and hacking going on,” Innersloth wrote in recent update notes. “It was pretty bad there for a bit, so Forte pushed out server changes really fast. They seemed to help a lot, but some cheats still work and now there are bugs too. There will be more server updates to fix all of this, but rushing anti-hacks is what caused the bugs, so cleaning things up is a slower process.”
In order to prevent this and make it easier for users to report cheating and hacking, Innersloth announced that it’s getting ready to add an account system to the game as early as December.
”We’re hoping to get accounts into the game by December. This will allow players to report accounts that are toxic and/or hacking. They may be a bit barebones at first but things like friends lists will also come at a later date after launch.”
The developer also announced that it’s working on a new Henry Stickmin-themed map which is bigger than Polus, translations & localization and colorblind support.