A Way Out is an upcoming action-adventure video game being develop by Hazelight and publish by Electronic Arts under their EA Originals label. It is the second video game to be direct by Josef Fares after Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Announce at E3 2017, the game will only be able to be playe in either online or local split screen co-op between two players, with no single player mode. The game is currently schedule for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows in early 2018.
A Way Out Gameplay
A way out is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. It is specifically designe for split-screen cooperative multiplayer. Which means that it must be play with another player through either local or online play. In the game, players control Leo and Vincent. Two convict prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities. As the story of both protagonist is told simultan, their progress may not be synchronize. Which may result in one player being able to control their character, while another watching a cutscene.
Players need to cooperate with each other in order to progress. And each situation can be approach differently, with both characters taking different roles. For instance, during a prison escape scene, one player needs to distract the guard, while another player needs to find a tool to aid their escape. These roles are not fix, so Leo and Vincent can swap their roles in another playthrough. Players can interact with many non-playable characters, and there are dialogue options for players to choose.
A Way Out is currently being develope by Hazelight Studios, a small team of developers in Sweden led by film director Josef Fares. Both Fares and several members of his team previously worked on the acclaimed title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from Starbreeze Studios. If you like other games watch the review of Ryse: Son of Rome