Hazelight Studios’ Josef Fares gave a quick look at what to expect from the studio’s next title It Takes Two, which is coming in 2021.
From their creative co-op games to the infamous “f*** the Oscars” moment from The Game Awards from Josef Fares, developer Hazelight Studios has had an eventful past few years. After the studio released A Way Out to critical and commercial success in 2018, Fares hinted that we would see a glimpse at what Hazelight has in mind for its next project, with EA Play Live 2020 giving us a look at what to expect.
During EA Play Live 2020, developer Josef Fares of Hazelight Studios revealed the studio’s next title, which is called It Takes Two and will be released under the EA Originals indie game banner. While new details on the game were brief, EA revealed some brief clips from the title, which will be a co-op action-adventure platformer that, as Fares put it, will “blow your f***ing mind.”
From the images and art that were shown in the reveal, It Takes Two seems to be building off of the studio’s previous work creating co-op oriented games such as A Way Out and Fares’ previous title Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. It Takes Two follows the story of a young girl named Rose, who is caught in the middle of her parents as they go through a divorce. To cope with her feelings through the experience, she creates a pair of dolls that the player (presumably) will control and take on an extravagant, emotional journey.
Fares, who is the head of Hazelight Studios, has made it a point to create games that take the player through an emotional storytelling experience while utilizing the unique interactive qualities of video games as an art form. While it seems that It Takes Two is relatively early in development, coming off of Brothers and A Way Out, hopefully it will be just as memorable of a journey.
It Takes Two is in development and expected to release sometime in 2021.