It Takes Two is now Hazelight Studios’ best-selling game since A Way Out was released in 2018.
5… that’s FIVE million copies of #ItTakesTwo ￼sold! 😳💥🥳
Our team is absolutely stunned just thinking about how many players have now enjoyed our game! 😍
— Hazelight Studios (@HazelightGames) February 4, 2022
Today, Hazelight Studios announced on Twitter that It Takes Two has sold five million copies to date. This news surpasses It Takes Two’s previous milestone of having three million copies sold in October and two million copies in June. In response to the new milestone, Hazelight Studios founder Josef Fares said on Twitter, “This is way beyond expectation.”
It Takes Two has officially surpassed Hazelight Studios’ previous best-selling game, A Way Out, which sold 3.5 million copies in 2021, reported by GameSpot. The action-adventure co-op game was a fan favorite, where players followed fugitives Leo and Vincent on a journey to find the man responsible for their imprisonment while also witnessing how these two strangers’ lives become more intertwined throughout the game.
This recent achievement also comes after Hazelight Studios announced a potential film and TV adaptation for the co-op game on Monday.
You warm up the seats, we’ll get the popcorn! 🎬🍿🤩https://t.co/O38UvgX6AK
— Hazelight Studios (@HazelightGames) January 31, 2022
According to Variety, Hazelight Studios has partnered with dj2 Entertainment to bring It Takes Two to the movie or TV screen. Dj2 Entertainment is a production company that specializes in video game to TV/film adaptations. Currently, there is no set project for It Takes Two’s screen adaptation, but Sonic the Hedgehog movie writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller are on board to take on the project.
Hazelight Studios founder Josef Fares shared his excitement about the partnership on Twitter and also shared the following statement with Variety: “Creating the world and story in ‘It Takes Two’ was so much fun for me and the team. Since it has a strong narrative with many crazy characters and just as crazy co-op action moments, the potential is huge for a great adaption to film or television.”
It Takes Two was first announced at the 2020 Game Awards with an exclusive gameplay preview that showcased its main co-op feature. The game was later released in March 2021, where it sold one million copies one month after its initial release and has received many awards since then. It Takes Two most notably won Game of the Year at the 2021 Game Awards, along with winning Best Multiplayer Game and Best Family Game.