Josef Fares is among the video games trade’s most colourful personalities, fondly remembered for his hilarious speech at The Recreation Awards 2018 specifically. However he’s additionally extremely considered a proficient filmmaker and online game director, having led the group’s behind Brothers: A Story of Two Sons and A Method Out.
At the moment, in a candid interview with IGN, Fares spoke concerning the success of the latter, revealing its spectacular gross sales figures.
In accordance with Fares, A Method Out has offered nearly 3.5 million models, which in flip might imply that round 7 million have performed the sport provided that it requires two gamers to finish:
“Once I imagine in one thing, nothing can cease me. Clearly, nobody believed in [A Way Out] – not even EA thought it will promote, however they nonetheless believed in me. I didn’t care. I used to be like, ‘That is going to occur.’ Now, we’ve offered nearly 3.5 million models of that recreation. These numbers for a small group of 30, 35 persons are insanity, you recognize? And at 3.5 million models offered, that signifies that, I don’t know, nearly seven million individuals performed this recreation, which is loopy.”
That will imply A Method Out has offered almost 1.5 million models since August of 2019 once we had our final official replace.
Later within the interview, Fares discusses his imaginative and prescient for his subsequent venture, which he describes as being markedly totally different from A Method Out:
“No, no, no, no, no. The subsequent recreation I’ve in my head may be very totally different to this. I imply, very totally different. […] This isn’t the brand new tone for the form of recreation we’re doing. The subsequent recreation is completely totally different. It’s one thing completely else, which is so cool. We’re going to begin with it within the subsequent month.”
There’s a lot extra attention-grabbing takeaways from the remainder of the interview, particularly pertaining to Fares’ perception that story-driven video games have to function a brand new, advanced gameplay design that is smart throughout the context of the narrative they’re making an attempt to inform.