Among Us VR sees surprise release on PSVR 2 - and you can play it now

Crewmates running down a hallway in Among Us VR
(Image credit: Innersloth / Schell Games / Robot Teddy)

It's a real turn-up for the books for PSVR 2 owners, as Among Us VR has finally released on the PlayStation 5 headset.

As confirmed via the official Among Us VR Twitter account, the initial rollout period began in the US, with other regions and downloadable content being added over the course of the following day. It's now available to buy for $9.99 / £7.99 on the PlayStation Store; the same as it costs on Meta Quest and Steam VR devices.

The developer has also confirmed via the PlayStation Store page that crossplay is featured in the PSVR 2 version. I'll avoid making jokes about there not being enough PSVR 2 owners to fill an Among Us VR lobby, but it is welcome news that players on Sony's headset will be able to party with friends on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, and Steam VR devices like the Valve Index.

If you're unfamiliar with Among Us VR, the game successfully translates the survivors-versus-impostors loop of the multiplayer phenomenon's intense scrap for survival. In the VR version, you'll still be completing tasks, holding emergency meetings, and aiming to figure out who the impostors are all while avoiding their attempts to bump you off. The difference is you're doing it all in a first-person virtual environment, so you'll need to be acutely aware of your surroundings relative to the original version.

Among Us VR is certainly a welcome addition to the PSVR 2's library of games, especially during a relatively slow first year in terms of both releases and overall sales. Between this, Arizona Sunshine 2, and some other notable launches, it's looking like PSVR 2's software drought could finally be coming to an end.

To ensure you're getting the best PSVR 2 experience possible, consider checking out our guides to the best PSVR 2 games, as well as the best PSVR 2 accessories that'll help enhance your VR sessions even more.

Rhys Wood
Hardware Editor

Rhys is TRG's Hardware Editor, and has been part of the TechRadar team for more than two years. Particularly passionate about high-quality third-party controllers and headsets, as well as the latest and greatest in fight sticks and VR, Rhys strives to provide easy-to-read, informative coverage on gaming hardware of all kinds. As for the games themselves, Rhys is especially keen on fighting and racing games, as well as soulslikes and RPGs.