Get your best Crewmate impressions ready as Among Us VR heads to the Oculus Quest 2 (now Meta Quest 2) in ‘Holiday 2022’; it will be around November or December most likely.
As part of the Meta Quest Gaming 2022 showcase, we finally got another look at Among Us VR, a version of the hit social deduction exclusive to VR headsets.
The new trailer showed us footage of high-energy reunions, followed by a rough tour of Skeld’s map – a tour that ends abruptly when a dead teammate is found. We haven’t reviewed tasks or if teammate roles are coming to Among Us VR, but it’s confirmed that we can smash a big red emergency meeting button when things get dicey.
Plus, developers InnerSloth, Schell Games, and Robot Teddy have confirmed that it will be coming to Quest 2 by the end of the year.
We’re sure most of you wanted a more specific release date, but before you throw anyone out of the airlock in a fit of rage, there’s some good news that might cheer you up.
During the showcase, it was also announced that Schell Games was developing three new VR games in partnership with Meta – but what could they be?
Analysis: What could be the next titles from Schell Games?
Schell Games has produced some incredible and varied hits for the Oculus Quest 2. There’s the spy-themed escape room series I Expect You To Die (and its sequel), the hack’n’slash rouguelite Until You Fall and the educational cooking simulation Lost Recipes.
As such, Schell Games’ next three games after Among Us VR could be literally anything. That said, we suspect at least one (but likely two) will be follow-ups to its pre-existing games.
The I Expect You To Die series offers hilarious James Bond-like puzzles to solve. Given that both games have been well received by gamers and critics so far, a third installment feels like a shoo-in.
An Until You Fall 2 also seems quite likely. The first game’s dual-sword dueling mechanics are already excellent, so with a slight tweak, plus an expanded scope, we imagine a Until You Fall 2 would sell gangbusters on the Quest 2.
Both of these games are also frequently hailed by Meta as some of the best its platform has to offer. It would make a lot of sense for the company to request follow-ups to these titles as part of a collaboration with Schell Games.
Then for the third title, we would not be surprised if Schell Games released another educational game or aimed at a younger audience. During our conversation with Lost Recipes Creative Director Melanie Harke, she explained that this is where a lot of her passions lie – and Schell is used to creating this style of VR games.
Given that Meta recently introduced parental controls to its platform, it wouldn’t be surprising if it started gearing its Quest headsets towards a younger generation.
There are a few issues with his plans – for one his headsets just aren’t designed for small heads and may be too heavy for some – but if he can fix them with his Quest 3 or Cambria headsets, or via some kind of add-on then he will want a library of hits to capitalize on his new market.
Who better to help create one of these family games than one of the best VR game developers?
We’ll have to wait and see what Schell Games announces next, but we can’t wait