News June 14, 2017

EA Reveals a "Co-op Only" Experiance in A Way Out!

Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 06/14/2017

EA revealed an interesting game during their E3 press con this year. One of which can only be played cooperatively…


Hazelight is developing A Way Out, a game that revolves around to prison inmates, Leo and Vincent. Players will need to work together in order to help these characters deal with past and current ills. This is easier said than done – before they can do much of anything, players will need to bust them out of jail. Their emotional adventure will land them in car chases, shootouts and more.

Not unlike Hazelight’s previous game (Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons), the game is always focused on these two characters. The main difference is that this is a co-op only game. Meaning, that it has to be played with a friend either locally or online.

"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."

I’m not sure if a co-op only game will work as gamers will need to wait until their co-op partner is available to play. With no drop in/out feature, you won’t be able to just bring any old stranger along for the ride. Normally, that wouldn’t be a bad thing. In this case though…well, we’ll have to wait and see.

A Way Out is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC early 2018. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as things progress!