The new game from Hazelight and EA Originals is having a lot of success on Steam and is already the second best-selling game on the store after Outriders. In addition, according to SteamDB, it reached 36,000 simultaneous players a few hours ago and almost half of these are playing through Friend’s Pass.
And it is that the title is a cooperative one, but not optional, it is mandatory to play with another person to enjoy the adventure. Therefore, Hazelight enabled the Friend’s Pass feature so that any buyer could gift a copy of the game to anyone.
In SteamDB we can see how It Takes Two reached 21,000 simultaneous players, while the copy of the game with Friend’s Pass reached more than 15,000 people. Thanks to this website we know that the game is being quite popular, especially if we take into account the genre that does not usually attract too much.
As if that were not enough, it is one of the titles with the best reviews, reaching 90/100 in its first week and now it is very unlikely that it will fall below that note. There fore, Electronic Arts was right to trust Josef Fares, the game designer who was at one point in the spotlight for his controversial comments at the 2017 Game Awards.
Fares was presenting A Way Out that day, his first game that already anticipated that his interest was cooperative interaction between two people. In that case the idea was to escape from a jail, while in It Takes Two the idea is to bring together a divorced couple to work together in what seems to be an unorthodox therapy but that is delighting the players.
Also, these cool numbers are only on PC and Steam, the title is also available on Origin and PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.