Today, EA, during its E3 2017 presser, announced a new local and multiplayer co-op only game from Brother: A Tale of Two Sons director Josef Fares Hazelight Studios called A Way Out, a game about escaping prison and running from the police.
A Way Out is a new EA Originals game coming sometime in early 2018 that is “uniquely tailored for two players to work together no matter the situation.”
The game begins in prison with two separate inmates, Leo and Vincent, who don’t know each other. While their individual stories progress, players will have to build a relationship based on trust as they break both men out of prison into the world beyond.
The game is said to contain memorable action moments, car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts, and many more.
Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Worldwide Studios accompanies the announcement with the following statement:
“Josef and his team at Hazelight represent everything that EA Originals stands for. 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 adds:
“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 in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and will only be available digtally. Below, you can view a new gameplay and reveal trailer below: