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A Chat With The Game Awards' Most-Talked-About Man, Josef Fares

GameSpot: "We caught up with Josef Fares, the director of PS4/Xbox One/PC co-op game A Way Out, to talk about his new game and his views on failure."

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RobertH221d ago

Cant believe you guys got an interview so quickly

FITgamer221d ago (Edited 221d ago )

This stood out for me.
"You only buy one copy and you invite your friend to play for fee." That's pretty awesome.

jlove4life220d ago

Shareplay does this get a ps4 and all your games will do this greatness is here but more greatness awaits

FITgamer220d ago

@jlove4life. This isn't like shareplay. It actually allows you and a friend to play simultaneously, as two different characters.

boyyzackk220d ago

You need to check yourself my friend. You can play co op games through share play. It is very underrated sick feature of ps4. Robert Hory

tomlililmo220d ago

My last paycheck was $2500 for working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 8k for months now and she works about 30 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. The potential with this is endless. This is what I do >> http://4u.fyi/4h5

Retroman220d ago

Wished he Slammed Harder on Ea .
it would been mind blowing if he'd said : FK Ea , who gives -a-shit about them anymore . with their Microtransaction greedy ass.
I can see the Audience Roaring with cheers.
Josef Fares Won 'the game awards ' alone.

GamesMaster1982220d ago

Dont't understand the downvote's you getting for been correct. I guess some gamer's on here love been bent over backwards by greedy bastard company's.

Relientk77221d ago

He was the best presenter and my favorite part of the Game Awards. Josef is awesome.

I_am_Batman220d ago (Edited 220d ago )

Really? I was kinda confused by his "presentation". First starts by praising the game awards just to shit on the Oscars in the next moment for no apparent reason.Then he goes on praising his own game saying it's impossible to dislike it. I understand he is passionate about his project but it seems a little overconfident to me. What really confused me though was his weird attempt at defending EA just because they were good to him, saying each publisher screws up some times. In the end he overstretched his time and didn't really say anything at all. He should've stayed on the topic of his game and cut to the chase a lot sooner.

Zeref220d ago (Edited 220d ago )

he wasn't defending what they did, he clearly shat on what they did with Microtransactions. All he said was that they've been good... to HIM. Which is true since they are paying him. They get 100% of the revenue this game makes.

xenz220d ago

@Zeref Let me rephrase what he said «Publishers can fuck up sometimes».

Did they just fuck up «sometimes» these last 10 years with:

- Microtransaction controversy
- Forced multiplayer in Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3 etc for broader appeal.
- Rehashing games just for moneys sake
- Buying out studios and gutting them a few
years later (Westwood, Maxis, Mythic, Bullfrog Productions, Origin Systems, Dreamwork Interactive, Phenomic, Black Box Games, Pandemic, Visceral Games etc
- Day-one DLC
- Online Passes

Can you really say that they fuck up «sometimes» after all that, and they still haven’t learned?

_-EDMIX-_220d ago

I believe he was trying to say what many of us I've been trying to say for a long time you could blame Electronic Arts for some of these practices but please dear God stop trying to attack the entire company as a whole cuz I'm sure there are some developers that work for that publisher that don't believe or agree in that decision to do what they did regarding microtransactions.

I think almost every major publisher and gaming at some point is guilty of this.

Nintendo Sony Microsoft Ubisoft Activision CD projekt Red you name it have had some form of downloadable content microtransaction season pass what have you.

Electronic Arts is not really alone in this so I always found it quite strange that people were trying to throw blanket statements over this company and attack Gamers or developers when they don't really have much to do with Electronic Arts decision to do some of those things.

That's like saying the developers that created breath of the wild wanted to have amiibos with locked content or wanted to have a season pass with a hard mode locked behind a paywall or that DICE wanted to have such a progression system and wanted to have microtransactions.

At the end of the day I don't believe that's what the developers wanted and I don't believe that's what Gamers wanted so I believe those are two parties that should not be attacked in this situation.

Go after the greedy publishers.

Stop attacking the developers that are just doing what they're paid to do.

Wintersun616220d ago

@_-EDMIX-_ EA is the greedy publisher. Also there's just no way in hell you're saying that MT's are fine because DLC exists? Nobody is attacking the developers. I'm not sure if you understand who are the developers and who are the publishers here.

OB1Biker220d ago (Edited 220d ago )

The bit was entertaining.
I think that's his way of getting attention which is part of his job. He was also mostly being genuine I believe.
What he said is true. Only many people only hear what they want to hear or what they fear to hear
About his game I remember some developer were saying they though their game were 'good' and people here got that they were not confident to say only 'good' so the game must be awful haha

_-EDMIX-_220d ago (Edited 220d ago )

@winter-that's exactly the problem is this is Electronic Arts the publisher ,did you even read what I said? Who on Earth said microtransactions are good? I said stop attacking developers for decisions of publishers.

The game developers in this situation do not own the intellectual property they actually have very little say in the legal matter of what gets put in games like this especially in terms of Micro transaction loot boxes and other stuff like that.

What I'm saying is definitely go after Electronic Arts the publisher or really any publisher that tries to do crap like this, but stop attacking developers that are contracted that have very little say in that intellectual property.

That's literally like attacking someone who works at Walmart because you don't like the CEO or Walmart's practices.

Seriously take that up with the corporate giants that are looking to put microtransactions inside of the games we love but stop trying to attack the developers that don't have much choice or decision in those matters.

I mean right off the bat I could tell you're trying to argue off of emotions dear God it's like you're not even reading that I'm telling you microtransactions are bad exploitive DLC is bad any of that crap is bad but Focus that anger on the Publishers that actually do that as opposed to the developers they own cuz those people have little say in those matters.

Whats next, are you going to beat up the janitor that works for Electronic Arts as well?

I mean honestly slowly read what I'm saying in that post and can you tell me where I've ever said microtransactions or DLC or any of that crap is good?

I'm simply telling you to know who to attack.

Cmoney007220d ago

It is easy to shit on the Oscars. The ratings going down each year shows a good example of that. I have a feeling the ratings are going to be even lower this year. People at the Oscars could not even get a name right for the first time for Best Picture.

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TheGamez100220d ago

Lol it was hilarious but tbh wish he'd be more professional. The joke of the lootboxes was nice but it went a little too far and off topic with the other stuff.

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