Among Us, the surprise hit two years in the making, could see some changes in the near future. InnerSloth is considering making dead players guardian angels who have the ability to save living players, similar to how the doctor role works in Mafia.
The Washington-based studio wants to give players more to do after they die, citing players that leave right after dying because it’s “boring” to play as a ghost. Ghosts, players who are killed by impostors or getting voted off the ship, can still complete tasks after death. They can’t participate in discussions or interact with anything else in the game and often don’t do much until the match ends.
“[Balancing a change like that] is the hardest part,” said InnerSloth programmer Forest Willard on Twitch’s Weekly Gaming Show as first reported by Inverse. “We’ve thought of a lot about [making ghosts into] Guardian Angels and stuff like that, but it’s a difficult thing to pull off but we’re definitely thinking about those sort of things.”