Josef Fares, the game designer behind the soon-to-be-released co-op title It Takes Two, is so confident in his new project that he’s willing to shell out $1000 to whoever gets bored of playing the game.
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time people were way too overconfident with the games they were developing (we’re looking at you Fable and No Man’s Sky), but developer Hazelight has had quite a bit of success with their recent titles Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out, so there could be some bite to their bark.
— SA Gamer (@sagamersforum) February 18, 2021
Fares just can’t help himself
Apparently, this isn’t the first time Fares made a controversial statement in public. Back in 2017, he actually blurted out “f*** the Oscars” at The Game Awards and even doubled down on his comments during an interview shortly after.
This time around, Fares’ boastful statement came up during an interview with online video game publication Game Informer, where he stated the following:
“You can put this as the headline. I can literally give 1,000 bucks to anyone who says, ‘Oh, I’m tired of this game now because it doesn’t surprise me.’ One thousand bucks! I guarantee. I’ll give it to everyone who gets tired. But they have to be honest about it.”
— DualShockers (@DualShockers) November 29, 2020
It Takes Two is all about being better together
It Takes Two tells the tale of Cody and May, a struggling couple who one day wake up to find that they were turned into clay dolls through a magical spell. The only way to break the spell is to grow closer together and mend their fractured relationship.
The reveal trailer shows off plenty of the game’s cutscenes and gameplay, with the overall theme and feel of the title leaning heavily towards an incredibly charming Disney-Pixar vibe. In this co-op only action/adventure, you’ll have to run, jump, and fight your way through tons of obstacles alongside a friend or loved one, while solving some interesting puzzles along the way.
It Takes Two is slated for release this coming March 26 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. According to the official EA website, friends will be able to join online co-op for free.