A Way Out is categorized as an action adventure game, but let’s be honest, it’s so much more than just that! The game A Way Out will be released via EA, but it’s being developed by Hazelight.
The video game is the second one to be directed by Josef Fares – and that name should sound familiar to you because he is the same one that directed Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons!
While A Way Out was first announced at E3 in 2017, the game will not be released until March 2018.
A Way Out will be able to be played either online or local split-screen – coop between 2 players. There is, however, no single player mode. Still, the fact that they are putting out a game where I can play with a buddy online via coop is pretty great!
“A Way Out is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective. It is specifically designed for split-screen cooperative multiplayer, which means that it must be played with another player through either local or online play.
In the game, players control Leo and Vincent, two convicted prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities. As the story of both protagonists is told simultaneously, their progress may not be synchronized, 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 approached 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 fixed, 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.”
You can check out one of the trailers below where you meet the 2 characters in the game:
According to Hazelight, they are also offering something different than other games do not that are co-op; something called Friends Pass Online. If I understand it correctly; you buy the game and your friend can join for free. Hm. More about that below.
Friends Pass Online
A Way Out is designed to be played with two players from start to finish. You can team up with a friend on your couch and play, or you can invite any of your friends online regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased the game.
“That’s right, when you buy the full game you can play the entire experience with any of your friends online. Send them an invite, they’ll unlock the Free Trial, and then you’re ready to play.”
Overall it looks pretty fantastic and the fact that you can invite your friends to play the full game with you for free? Where do I sign up!?
You can find the pre-order information below. It’s going to be available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 23, 2018. According to the website, the game will NOT be the same price as most other games out there, which is usually around $60. Instead, the cost will be a fraction of the cost at $30.