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'Among Us', created by US indie studio InnerSloth, became extremely popular as people stayed home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: InnerSloth
You’ve probably already been playing "Among Us" with friends IRL or virtually while social distancing. From preteens to adults, it is one of the most popular multiplayer video games available. But with recent updates, you can now play with even more people.
Although it was originally only available for iOS and Android mobile devices, the game has expanded to other platforms, allowing even more players to join the crew.
"Among Us" is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices, Windows computers, and the Nintendo Switch. And unlike some other games that can be played on multiple systems, "Among Us" is fully cross-platform.
To say that a video game is "cross-platform" means that multiple people can play the game together regardless of what platform they're using.
Here, for example, it means that "Among Us" players on an iPhone can host or join games with PC or Switch players. As long as you are on the same server and the regional versions of the game don't conflict with each other, you can play together online.
To play "Among Us" across different devices, all players will need to be logged into the same server, which is determined by geographical location: North America, Europe, or Asia. This means that players in North America won't be able to play with friends in Asia or Europe unless they change their location in-game.