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EA Play: A Way Out revealed

EA Play: A Way Out revealed

Hazelight Studios, the creators of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, have revealed on stage A Way Out, their new coop adventure game with a compelling story about two brothers. No high quality trailer on Gamersyde as it's usually the case with EA products. The game is set to release in early 2018.
Update: 11 screenshots added.



EA Announces a Uniquely Tailored Co-Op Adventure Game in A Way Out

The Newest EA Originals Game Comes Packed with an Emotionally Compelling Narrative from the Critically-Acclaimed Team at Hazelight

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), in partnership with Hazelight, announced A Way Out, a new EA Originals game coming to players from the creative minds behind the critically-acclaimed indie title, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons. Coming early 2018, A Way Out is a co-op only game uniquely tailored for two players to work together no matter the situation. Through a compelling narrative, Leo and Vincent will embark on an emotional adventure, where they will live some memorable action moments that they will face together including car chases, stealth passages, melee fights, shootouts and many more.

“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.”

The story of A Way Out 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. This co-op only experience is meant to be played together with a friend on a couch or online.

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. For more information on the game, head to http://www.awayoutgame.com.

All comments

Commented on 2017-06-10 22:25:49
Hmm, interesting... but i don't like the fact of a permanent split screen.
Commented on 2017-06-10 22:28:13
Ah, man. I need those 2 trailers in very high quality - maybe 4K - so badly. Best game in the EA conference for me. Still trying to get accustomed to the fact that this is a 2-player only game. Still, Brothers; A Tale of Two Sons was epic and I'm sure this won't be any less epic.
Commented on 2017-06-10 22:37:41
I really hope this game is awesome because its finally something new and a very interesting idea. It sounds perfect for couch coop but i really want to know more about how it works online coop especially if you don't communicate with mics. Are there any in game commands maybe?
Commented on 2017-06-10 22:42:11
Amazing. These devs are top notch. it's great that one of the leads isn't barbie croft or plastic drake pretty model.
Commented on 2017-06-10 23:06:00
Looks brilliant! Awesome idea and great execution.
Commented on 2017-06-11 01:57:09 In reply to HippiesTriumph
Posted by HippiesTriumph
Hmm, interesting... but i don't like the fact of a permanent split screen.
I don't think there is a splitscreen when you play it in online coop. But it's great that there is a couch coop mode! Definitely a good idea for a coop game, let's see how it turns out.
Commented on 2017-06-11 02:20:18 In reply to Cratosch
I don't think so, the game looks to be designed in a way that you need to be able to see your partner's portion of the screen, especially for scenes where you are not in the same area/room. Also you can see in the trailer that they are doing different kinds of splitscreen instead of just the usual method.
Commented on 2017-06-11 04:19:44 In reply to Cratosch
Posted by Cratosch
I don't think there is a splitscreen when you play it in online coop. But it's great that there is a couch coop mode! Definitely a good idea for a coop game, let's see how it turns out.
Split screen is always visible. That's the thing, you follow the story on both screens.
Commented on 2017-06-11 05:19:01
Why is some deformed Nathan Drake from uncharted 4 in the key art?

http://imgur.com/D4pkU7I
Commented on 2017-06-11 12:26:40 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Why is some deformed Nathan Drake from uncharted 4 in the key art?

http://imgur.com/D4pkU7I
I think he's modeled after the producers irl brother actor Fares Fares.
Commented on 2017-06-11 12:28:54 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Why is some deformed Nathan Drake from uncharted 4 in the key art?

http://imgur.com/D4pkU7I
Those look like two completely different people with similar hair cuts.
Commented on 2017-06-11 13:11:29 In reply to asdfg
Posted by asdfg
I think he's modeled after the producers irl brother actor Fares Fares.
Yes, I was about to mention Fares Fares as well. Was the first thought that came to mind the second I saw one of the characters. Though the character also has a certain likeness to Josef Fares, the director and writer of the game.

The Fares brothers are very well know in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, etc. Josef Fares is a very well know film director in many European countries, as well as the director and writer of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out.

Polygon - Brothers: How a film director shook up Starbreeze:
https://www.polygon.com/features/2013/10/27/486423...

"Born in the midst of conflict, a refugee set out to tell his story by any means possible."

His brother, Fares Fares is also a very well know actor, among his movies are: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House, Child 44, Snabba Cash (Easy Money) 1 and 2, Flaskepost fra P (Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith), Kill Your Darlings, and many, many more.

IMDb - Fares Fares:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0267241/

I definitely recommend Flaskepost fra P (Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith) and both Snabba Cash (Easy Money) movies.
Commented on 2017-06-11 13:12:24 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Yes, I was about to mention Fares Fares as well. Was the first thought that came to mind the second I saw one of the characters. Though the character also has a certain likeness to Josef Fares, the director and writer of the game.
One might say they almost look like brothers :P
Commented on 2017-06-11 15:17:13 In reply to GriftGFX
ROFLOL

You got me there. Though to be fair, I'm a fan - not big, just normal level - of Fares Fares, and he looks distinctively different than his brother.

Josef Fares:
https://cdn1.sbnation.com/assets/3452611/Fares-on-...

Fares Fares:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0267241/mediaviewer/rm2...

The A Way Out character:
http://gamersyde.com/pop_images_a_way_out-35665-3....

It looks like it's modeled after Fares Fares. But I could be wrong.

Also, EuroGamer has a very nice article where they got to go "Hands-On" with the game, and explain many aspects of it. A few excerpts below:

"The action begins with the pair in their car, planning the operation. Your first choice is which character out of the pair carries the gun. It's a moment where one player can choose to take the lead on the forthcoming scene, and an opportunity to try out the game's two-player dialogue wheel. You can only progress when both players agree on the same choice - something which Fares told me was intentional, to spark conversation between those playing."

"...the experience of working together and communicating, of real-world interactions, will stick in my memory long after EA's flashier fireworks have faded."

EuroGamer - A Way Out crafts a cocky new forced co-op concept:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-06-11-a-way...
Commented on 2017-06-11 17:48:13 In reply to Sdarts
Im glad that its a playable at e3 because we can be more confident that it actually works the way it was shown

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