Among Us coming to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles in 2021, InnerSloth and Microsoft announced this week. The hit party game that surged in popularity this year after being released years ago is currently on the Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription service and will similarly be available through the console version of Xbox Game Pass next year. An exact release date for the Xbox version of Among Us has not been given beyond some time in 2021.
The Xbox Game Pass Twitter account for PC updates welcomed Among Us to the service on Thursday with a brief video that showed a task being completed that would bring the game into the subscription’s catalogs. Not long afterwards, the official Xbox Twitter account retweeted the video to say that Among Us would come to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass for consoles in 2021.
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“We’ve updated the title of the post to reflect the availability of Among Us on Xbox Game Pass for PC, and noting its upcoming availability in 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass for Console,” the updated blog post read.
While no other details have been announced and there’s not yet a store page up for Among Us within the Microsoft Store, Xbox owners can likely expect to pay the $4.99 price the game goes for elsewhere if they don’t have Xbox Game Pass. If you are subscribed to the service, you’ll get the game for free so long as you maintain your subscription.
The news of the Xbox version of Among Us notably follows not just the news but also the release of the Nintendo Switch version. That version was announced and released not long afterwards when Nintendo held its Indie World showcase this week and is fully playable now for the same price, though you’ll need Nintendo Switch Online to play the game online with others. There’s also a bug with that version of the game that lets players play the new Airship map ahead of schedule, but that problem likely won’t be around for much longer since it’s gotten so much attention already.
Among Us will come to Xbox consoles and the Xbox Game Pass service in 2021.