It Takes Two has seen a major resurgence in popularity over recent weeks with the breakout hit popping up plenty of times on end-of-year game rankings and even winning Game of the Year at the 2021 Game Awards. The co-op game saw success with both critics and fans alike for its heavy focus on the multiplayer element of its gameplay and taking unique approaches to force players to work together to complete the game’s complex and intricate puzzles. Now, the game’s success has hit another major milestone, buoyed by the buzz around its awards and recent sales.
It Takes Two was met with critical acclaim following its release in March of last year. Hazelight Studios’ experience with the multiplayer-centric A Way Out in 2018 paid off in dividends for the indie studio as the game broke the one million mark in sales only a month after its release and continued to sell well throughout the year. Now, with the game once again being the talk of the gaming industry following its widespread success with multiple awards, It Takes Two has set a new record player count on Steam coinciding with being featured in the Steam Winter Sale.
Buoyed by the Steam Winter Sale discounting the game by 50% to $19.99, It Takes Two set a new personal record for Steam player count with 24,402 players teaming up to tackle the multiplayer game on Sunday. It Takes Two‘s free friend pass, allowing players to join a friend without buying the game, also peaked at 11,834 bringing the combined count close to the game’s original record set near its March launch when the game reached a total of 37,349 players.
Despite being nearly ten months old, It Takes Two has also risen to near the peak of Steam’s top sellers list throughout the massive marketplace’s annual Winter sale. It Takes Two reached #3 on the top sellers chart last week due to the previously mentioned sale and remains near the top of the Steam sales charts, currently sitting at #5 on Steam’s global top sellers competing with hot new releases like Ready or Not and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach.
The end of 2021 saw It Takes Two taking home several awards as the game was recognized for its unique gameplay and the massive success the indie title saw throughout the year. Alongside Game of the Year at the Game Awards, It Takes Two also took home Best Multiplayer Game and Best Family Game and the co-op game even made TIME Magazine’s Top 10 games of 2021. It Takes Two has seen incredible success over the first ten months since its release and, with the Steam sale and Game Awards re-igniting interest in the game, the game should continue to flourish in 2022.
It Takes Two is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.