In what seemed like a moment of unfettered passion, Josef Fares–director of the upcoming game A Way Out–shared the stage at The Game Awards with Geoff Keighley and Fares expressed his enthusiasm for the show, among other things. Here are some of the highlights of Fares’ spirited chat:
“There are, like, passionate people, crazy people, then there’s me. I’m so passionate to be here, I’m so excited to be here, meeting the industry people.”
“Look, this is kind of insane. The Oscars should f*** themselves up, this is the s***. I’m serious, I’m telling you this is the real s***.”
“F*** the Oscars, you know. F*** the Oscars! F*** you!” [gives middle finger to the camera]
Keighley proceeded to move the conversation toward the trailer and release date announcement, but Fares continued to express himself:
“If the whole world tells me ‘your game is s***,’ I would tell them, ‘no, it’s not.’ That’s how much I believe in it. If you play the game from beginning to end and you see what it is, it’s impossible not to like it.”
“This is my idea. It doesn’t have anything to do with the EA s*** going on with loot boxes and stuff. No, look, I’m going to say one thing. EA has been very good to me. And to be honest with you, because it’s nice to hate EA blah blah I don’t care about that s***. What I’m saying is this, all publishers f*** up sometimes. That’s how it is, they f*** up. But in this case, they’ve been treating me well. I have 100% of the income to my team for the game I’m doing.”
Also, the release date for A Way Out was announced afterward along with a new gameplay trailer. Hazelight Studios’ game is set to launch on March 23 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.