Among Us VR, a novel update to the social deduction sensation, has just revealed a teaser trailer for their upcoming new map inspired by the classic Polus map.
Although a release date for the new map wasn’t confirmed, fans have actually been invited to vote on its name, and voting begins today. According to today’s trailer, fans will have about a month to vote by following a link in the description. You can watch the brief new teaser on developer Schell Games’ official YouTube channel here:
Although the devs only offered a glimpse today, and the captured footage is clearly described as in-progress work that could still change, the new map has some great imagery. It does have enough of the Polus flavor without losing its own kind of personality, so it should please new and longtime fans alike.
The new map deviates in some interesting ways, and definitely encourages certain kinds of gameplay. It’s fun to see the lava take front and center here, when it was only an accent on the original Polus map. Polus was always a bit of an oddity, so hopefully that comes through here too.
The trailer description allows fans to choose between “Polus Mines”, “Polus Frontier”, and “Polus Point”. So, unfortunately, players won’t actually be able to pitch their own names. However, that is probably for the best, since the process would become total chaos.
Just the notion of this kind of involvement with the fanbase is terrific, and highly unusual. It does help create a sense of community, which is really the point of the games anyway. The alliteration is likely to get the win, but the other two are arguably more thematic.
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