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Among Us arrives on PlayStation and Xbox consoles Dec. 14

Players on the latest-gen consoles should prepare to lie and backstab their way through online matches by the end of the year.

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Among Us, which pits online gamers against each other to figure out who is betraying the team and picking people off, hits consoles this December.

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Innersloth has set a date for the arrival of its hit game Among Us on consoles including the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, with the online deception game headed to both platforms on Dec. 14.

"On December 14th, 2021, Among Us will be launching digitally on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Game Pass for Console, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5," the developer announced Thursday via blog post, adding that both platforms will support cross play, allowing players on each platform to play against each other online.

Already available on PC and on mobile devices, Among Us soared in popularity during the pandemic, attracting nearly half a billion active players in November, including a number of notable Twitch streamers and even celebrities like US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now, in 2021, it remains one of CNET's top picks for online gaming with friends.

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Physical editions of the game with exclusive goodies packaged in are up for pre-order now, and expected to arrive this spring.

Innersloth

In addition to launching the game on consoles, Innersloth is announcing plans for upcoming physical releases of the game, including a $30 Cremate Edition that's headed to store shelves in Europe and the UK in December, as well as a $50 Impostor Edition and a $90 Ejected Edition set to launch this spring packaged with collectable goodies. Those can be preordered through the Maximum Games store.