Electronic Arts and developer Hazelight Studios have released A Way Out. A Way Out is a story-driven cooperative adventure designed for two players playing online or locally via split-screen. It’s out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (Origin).
A Way Out puts players in the shoes of Leo and Vincent, two clashing personalities who have to work together to escape prison. It’s developed by Hazelight Studios as part of EA’s EA Originals program where they promote and support indie developers and games. A Way Out is the debut title for Hazelight Studios, though most of the developers worked on another cooperative game, the more kid-friendly Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
“We designed A Way Out as a dynamic narrative experience best played on the couch with a friend. As a co-op only game, I wanted people to play with their friend without gimmicks or a high cost, so we came up with the free Friends Pass offer,” said Josef Fares, Writer and Director at Hazelight. “The game is designed so that players will need to build trust with one another by talking and making decisions together as they play. Intense moments and more meaningful points in the game build the relationship between both the characters and the players. On top of that, A Way Out has no repeated gameplay activities which creates a truly unique experience unlike anything played before.”
The new Friends Pass allows players who purchase the game to invite a friend to play the full game for free online, regardless of they actually own the game. That’s a nice feature, as A Way Out is built from the ground up for two player co-op.
A Way Out has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. It’s available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC.