Spoiler alert: The sudden success of the multiplayer game that prevented this small team from keeping up.
Developer Innersloth on why the update Between us It will take a while.
The studio said in an article published on Itch.io that multiplayer games have been surprisingly successful in 2020, which means it must fundamentally change the way it does things behind the scenes, while also having to hire Some new employees came to help. come out.
“Don’t invest too much organizational work. After the consideration is completed, we not only need to switch to work “among us”, but also need to work more sustainably to develop games.” Community Director Victoria Tren-Innersloth One of the new employees-wrote.
“We only spent 2 months reorganizing, clearing up the process and asking external partners to help us manage it. Initially there were only 3 friends working together (now I’m here at 4, say hello), but if we Hope this can work and hire for a long time, we need to simplify the work. All this is done behind the scenes, although this means spending time playing games, but it will make it easier for us now and in the future to develop games better Not to mention that other platforms (such as Nintendo Switch and Xbox) mean more support, certifications to pass, etc. We have received help from porting partners, but it still means that we need to ensure that we are on these platforms in the future Support what we do. There are many other things beyond our control (legal issues, meetings, plans), so sometimes these things take longer.”
“Men Among Us” was previously released on PC and mobile platforms (released in 2018), and then landed on Nintendo Switch in December 2020. The game head is scheduled to be released on Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass this year.
Obviously, a new airship map will be released in early 2021.
Data company Apptopia reports that “Among Us” is the most downloaded mobile game in 2020.