Developer Hazelight’s second recreation It Takes Two has now bought 2 million copies. The title is the second recreation to solely be playable in co-op both in particular person or over the web, and this many gross sales in such a short while after launch may be very spectacular.
It Takes Two launched on March 26, 2021. In simply a few months, it shifted these 2 million copies of a co-op solely recreation in an trade that many imagine is extra about on-line multiplayer insanity than anything.
The sport tells the story of two characters that two gamers should management individually. By means of communication and easily being intuitive, gamers want to determine easy methods to full puzzles and progress the story using each characters.
Hazelight launched an analogous recreation referred to as A Manner Out. The sport was solely playable in co-op, with no bots or AI used to facilitate a solo playthrough. It is a distinctive method for any developer, as a result of it implies that the sport is straight away solely playable for individuals who wish to play with others.
The great thing about video games like Name of Obligation and Fortnite is that there are thousands and thousands of gamers on-line at any given time. With a brand new title, significantly one like It Takes Two, you may’t assure what number of gamers might be on-line. That’s why it’s so necessary to play with mates.
Fortunately, It Takes Two facilitates the necessity for co-op by permitting gamers to share their recreation with their mates, and assist carry collectively individuals who could stay 1000’s of miles aside. It’s an method that isn’t seen within the trade usually, and appears to be paying off properly for Hazelight.
As a studio, Hazelight has garnered some fame after the launch of A Manner Out. The corporate is probably going already laborious at work on a brand new co-op recreation that may comply with an analogous algorithm to It Takes Two. As these video games proceed to face out from the gang, it’s unlikely that they’ll cease being made. In reality, they’re a pleasant palate cleanser between the bigger multiplayer video games on the market.