Although he was an established filmmaker in Sweden, you may not have heard of Josef Fares until he made Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The 2013 game has become known for its innovative use of single-player gameplay, as you control two brothers seeking a cure for their father’s illness, and cemented Fares as a viable director in the video game world.
With his upcoming game A Way Out, however, Fares hopes to innovate on the couch co-op formula. We recently sat down with him to play his next game, chat about his relationship with publisher EA, ask him about his thoughts on loot crates, and what was going through his head on The Game Awards stage.
A WAY OUT
The premise sees you and a friend work together to try and escape from jail. One wrong move and you’ll be back inside or worse.Despite it turning a lot of heads when it was unveiled last year, very little about EA’s upcoming game has been revealed.
still, from what we know, it’s shaping up to be a truly unforgettable co-operative experience.
What else would you expect from Hazelight Studios, the team behind the brilliant Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons?
Here are four reasons why you be should very, very excited.
One of the players will control Leo, the other, Vincent, two convicted prisoners who must break out of prison and stay on the run from authorities.
To make this happen, you’re going to need to cooperate with each other.
Each situation will need to be approached carefully, with both characters taking different roles.
In one scene, for example – Leo may need to distract the guard while Vincent hunts for a set of keys.
Along the way, you’ll bump into plenty of NPCs, and have different dialogue options to choose from.
As long as one of your mates has bought A Way Out, you’ll be able to play the entire co-op experience with them without paying a penny.
Now, there are a few conditions. For one, you’ll both need the same console – as A Way Out doesn’t support cross-platform play.
You’ll also both need a persistent internet connection and either PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold.
It’s much cheaper than other Triple-A games
We’ve saved the best ’til last. A Way Out is scheduled to be released March 23, 2018, on PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One priced at just $29.99.
Considering that some games can cost upwards of £70, it represents incredibly good value.
Let’s hope this turns out as well as expected.