Among Us in VR looks like an absolute hoot and you can play it before it launches

Now you can really point the finger at your fellow gamers: Among Us in VR is ready to play

Among Us VR
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VR versions of existing franchises aren't always brilliant, but sometimes that extra dimension makes a good game into a great VR one. For example, I absolutely loved Doom VFR, and from what I've seen of the forthcoming Among Us VR it's the same for the space-based impostor-spotter. But you don't have to take my word for it. You can find out first-hand if you already have one of the best VR headsets

Among Us VR won't be released until later this year, but selected applicants will be able to play the beta version. All you need to do is register on the Among Us VR beta page (opens in new tab) and tell the developers what VR headset you have. There's no indication of which VR headsets the beta will be available for; just a message that "Among Us VR will appear on multiple platforms".

Why Among Us VR looks like fantastic finger-pointing fun

If you haven't already seen the gameplay trailer I've embedded it for you below. It made me laugh, which is always a good sign, and I think the original game's simplicity means it transfers really well to a virtual environment: the already tense gameplay feels even more so when you're playing it in first person view instead of the top-down view of the original. It looks like more fun, too: for example you can spy on other players by hiding in air vents, and pointing the finger at suspected impostors – or to distract others if the impostor is you – is much more entertaining when there's a real finger doing the pointing.

As far as I can ascertain, the final game will be released on Meta / Oculus Quest 2, PSVR (a nice surprise given the age of Sony's original headset), the still-to-launch PSVR 2, and Steam VR, but the inclusion of other headsets in the beta form and the original PSVR support makes me hope it'll be available for other headsets too. 

The Among Us VR launch date is expected to be in late 2022 and the beta programme is limited, so sign up fast if you want to play it before it launches.

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com (opens in new tab)).