Better “bullet in the knee”: It Takes Two director flatly refused to add NFT to his future games

The founder of Hazelight and the head of development of the cooperative platformer It Takes Two, Josef Fares, in a recent interview with The Washington Post, told what should not be expected from his projects in the future.

In particular, Fares rejected elements intended to extend the life of games-services, increase replayability, and increase their profitability for the publisher in the long term.

“In my opinion, it is wrong if the decision you make changes the game design in such a way that the player is forced or wants to pay you”, — Fares said.

As for non-fungible tokens (NFT), which are gaining popularity among game publishers lately, Fares does not want to get involved with them so much that he is ready to get “a bullet in the knee” rather.

“If you ask the head of a large company, he will call me a fool because corporations only care about money. But I would still refuse, because for me games are art”, — Fares said.

Exactly which project will be the next for studio Hazelight has not been disclosed, but production started even before the release of It Takes Two. According to Fares, the new game will be even better than the previous one.

It Takes Two debuted at the end of March on PC (Steam, Origin), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. The project is popular with both critics and ordinary gamers – sales have already exceeded 3 million copies.

Adam Spencer

Written by Adam Spencer

Author of the section "NFT".

A digital artist who releases his artwork under a pseudonym that is not disclosed on this site. Since childhood is fond of drawing and sculpture. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts. Passionate about both the creation of art and its history.

Has not passed him by and modern technology. He makes his works on the computer using a tablet. Master of Photoshop, Illustrator, 3ds Max and other less common specialized programs for designers and artists.

Got interested in NFT back in 2020, even before its popularity peaked. Believes NFT is a great technology that allows little-known artists to show their work to the world.

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