At today’s Electronic Arts E3 2017 Press conference, EA Play, it was announced that A Way Out, a story driven co-op game, will be released by Hazelight Studios.
A unique, co – op adventure game from the creators of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (which I reviewed a while back, if you remember), this one once again forces players to work together no matter the situation; without the both of you, you’re not going anywhere. With a strong narrative focus, Vincent and Leo will head off on a journey that will inevitably include car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts, and many more action packed fun.
“Josef and his team at Hazelight represent everything that EA Originals stands for,” said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Worldwide Studios. “They are a small and very talented group with a vision and passion for a game that is truly unique in the video game industry. A Way Out is going to surprise people with its innovative co-op gameplay and the way it tells an emotional story solely through these two characters.”
“This game is going to bring a co-op experience unlike anything you have ever seen before,” said Josef Fares, Writer and Director at Hazelight. “The idea for A Way Out came when me and a friend tried to find a story driven co-op game that wasn’t a drop-in/drop-out experience. We simply could not find a game like that. We’re also bringing an innovative look into how to tell the story of both these characters. Players will be immersed in the game with the way we change the display from a full screen experience seamlessly to different cinematic split-screen formats. By focusing on the two characters in different ways, it opens up a huge variety of gameplay, as we really wanted to avoid repetitions so they will get to know the characters through very different situations.”
A Way Out tells the story of Leo and Vincent, separate inmates, in a grim-looking prison. As their individual stories progress, players will have to build trust as the two men plot their prison break. It’s a co-op only experience, so you’ll have to play it with a friend, or online with a new one!
A Way Out will be available as a digital download in early 2018, on PC via Origin, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4