Among Us: The Quick Rise But Even Quicker Fall

Despite the game being released in 2018, Among Us became one of those games that gained massive traction in 2020. With the pandemic just beginning and everywhere around the world experiencing lock down, people were craving that human interaction that was missing during the quarantine period.

The Rise
As mentioned, the game was released in 2018, but Among Us had hit its peak in 2020. It became one of the most viewed games as well as played games on Steam. People were able to spend time with their friends online and be able to play games with them which made it even more appealing during the pandemic.

To help the game gain even more traction, major streamers across platforms like Twitch, Facebook Gaming and Youtube Gaming played Among Us making people want to play even more. Some notable figures like Disguised Toast, Valkyrae, Pokimane, Sykkuno and many more gained thousands and thousands of viewers due to the interactions as well as the gameplay.

For a while it seemed that Among Us was going to continue on this upward trajectory because the pandemic had loomed on as we are still sort of experiencing it even now, but unfortunately it was not the case.

The Fall
Among Us had its run, and there is no exact reason as to why the game became less popular. There isn’t anything that can be the sole reason, but a variety of factors come to play. With other games being released, Among Us hasn’t been able to stay up to date. Famous streamers started to divert their attention to other games. A number of different factors can be attributed to its decline.

Even with a new map being released and increasing the player lobby to 15, players and viewers didn’t really stay for long.

The Future?
Is Innersloth able to salvage its once former glory? It seems like a difficult question to answer. Despite rumors of a sequel to Among Us, it seems that the future is rather bleak for this once popular game.

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