Last night at the Game Awards, game designer Josef Fares came out and pretty much stole the show. While his antics are sure to be all over Twitter, what he originally came out to do was announce that his next game, A Way Out, was releasing next year on March 23, 2018. Fares also announced that players can play through the entire game with a friend online, even if only one of you owns the game.
Over at the PlayStation Blog, Marie Erlandsson – the Community Engagement Specialist for EA Originals – spoke to Josef Fares about the upcoming game and some of the features in it. In case you don’t know, A Way Out is the follow up to Fares’ Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and tells the story of two people trying to break out of jail. What makes A Way Out so special, though, is that it’s meant to be played cooperatively, whether online or locally.
The game is constantly in split-screen mode, and players must make choices together as the game progresses. Luckily for players, Fares has confirmed that both players don’t need to own the game in order to experience it. “Basically, if you buy the game, your friend downloads the friends pass free trial, and then you invite him to play the full game with you for free.” said Fares. “ And yes, I mean for free for real.”
Fares went on to say that the reason for creating the game was simply due to his friends wanting a co-op game that didn’t feature drop-in/drop-out experiences. ‘We wanted a game with a strong story where the characters have unique personalities and goals.” he said. “ After searching and searching, we couldn’t find a game where players can seamlessly experience full screen to cinematic split-screen. So we decided to make one!” For more information on A Way Out, make sure to check out the full interview over on the PlayStation Blog.
A Way Out is set to launch on March 23, 2018.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]