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Among Us could soon be delisted

Among Us could soon be delisted

Among Us could soon be temporarily delisted as devs lay out their response to the latest Unity controversy.

Words by Dan Lipscombe

There’s a chance that Among Us is going to be delisted from digital stores as a precautionary measure while they weigh up swapping from game engine Unity.

Rocking the entire games industry was probably not the focus of Unity, the company whose self-titled game engine powers thousands of video games. News came in that Unity wants to charge developers for every individual install of their games. That’s whether players install it once or, in the world of ever-increasing sizes of game files, several times over.

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This means that the developer must pay a fee for you to install their game. Of course, the news shook the industry and saw many indie developers flood social media with their disgust, with several of them asking players to not install their games. Or, as is the case here, pulling their game from sale until they port the game to a new engine.

This is what Innersloth, creator of the wildly popular whodunnit Among Us, is debating. Talking to IGN, Innersloth programmer Forest Willard confirmed that “pulling Among Us” is a possibility while the developer investigates a solution, which includes jumping to a rival game engine.

Willard went on to comment on X, formally known as Twitter, that “I bet Steam, Epic, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft will love having waves of developers pulling their games”. Of course, if this is an avenue that must be walked, the power of these platform holders will surely encourage Unity to walk back their decision.

Speaking further, Willard talked about the fear Unity should have with “how much trust that’s burning”. Not only is this change detrimental to developers, but also players who enjoy their games. If these games get delisted, then players will be limited to what they can access and enjoy.

Unity is already starting to walk back their decision, claiming that any games in charity bundles or available via Game Pass will not see this extra fee applied. This does little to stop developers walking away from Unity towards other engines such as Unreal or Godot.

Featured Image Credit: Innersloth

Topics: Among Us