A new co-op adventure game from the makers of the BAFTA award-winning Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was officially unveiled yesterday.
Unveiled during EA’s E3 press conference, the title, A Way Out, is set for release in early 2018 and will be a uniquely tailored co-op only game for two players.
It follows the lives of two prison inmates, Leo and Vincent, strangers to one-another. Both players have to build a relationship between the two inmates and successfully break both men out of prison.
“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.”
Josef Fares, Writer and Director at Hazelight, added, “This game is going to bring a co-op experience unlike anything you have ever seen before.”
“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 is being developed by Hazelight and will be available as a digital download in early 2018 on PC via Origin, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.