Updated: Mar 18, 2021
When Among Us was launched in June of 2018, it had nothing going for it. Almost no one played it, no popular streamers played it. Heck, no one even knew what the game was.
Then in June of 2020 out of nowhere, almost 2 years after its initial release... it became popular. But why did this happen? I found 2 core reasons.
First, with COVID-19 trapping everyone at home, people became desperate to interact in any way possible. Among Us offered that. In the game players have to communicate with each other to figure out who the imposters are on a ship with 10 people. There could be up to 3 imposters, so communication is key! It is the perfect game to play during quarantine.
The second reason is just pure luck. A few popular streamers stumbled on the game one night, and through chain reactions, everyone started playing it.
So? Among Us has all the great ingredients for a great game... why could it be dead? It's mostly because of 2 things.
Hackers are the first reason. In any game, hackers suck. They make the game completely unfair and impossible to win. Well, Among Us has a huge hacker problem. Hackers are making a lot of popular streamers quit the game.
Second is updates. The game dev's haven't made an update in months. Now there's a reason for that, and that's because the devs are making a HUGE update in late february/early march. That's all great, put players are tired of waiting and are starting to quit the game.
So what do you all think? Is Among Us dead in your eyes? Discuss in the comments below!