In an interview, Game Director Jozef Fares spoke not only about his new game It Takes Two, but also about the importance of consoles in the development cycle, and also focused on the name of the new generation of Xbox consoles.
Józef runs the studio Hazelight, which became famous for the title A Way Out. In a conversation with IGN, they talked about how the new generation of consoles influenced the development of It Takes Two. For those who don’t know, It Takes Two is a co-op title about a couple of spouses whose relationship is on the verge of destruction when they turn into dolls and must regain their former appearance.
Yusef, famous for the phrase “Fuck Oscars”, once again put it uncensored. Below is a decent version:
I don’t really care about consoles. Games are important to me. Of course, I would like to know about the new generation [in the development of It Takes Two]. But for me it is more important that they are more powerful, because it takes a long time to optimize if the consoles are not powerful enough. What I love about the new generation is their performance so we can think about gaming. In general, consoles appeared so late in development that we did not have time to adapt to them, to use the capabilities of the PS5 or Xbox blah blah … as they call it the Xbox Series.
It’s a goofy name. What the hell is going on with Microsoft? They go crazy. No seriously? What Series S, X, Mex, Next. Who has time to deal with this? Seriously, this is crazy. Name it Microsoft Box and that’s it. Well, I don’t know, I think it’s porridge. Trust me, even they themselves get confused with them in the office. What do we have here, X, S … I don’t know, some kind of crap.
After this charming digression, Józef returned to discussing It Takes Two. The game will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Seires S, Series X, Series Mex and Series Next, as well as Microsoft Box on March 26. Fares also hinted that the studio’s next project will be something completely different.