Prison Break-Esque Game With Dual Character Play

The game is now being developed by indie development studio Hazelight Studios and is part of EA Games Originals, a funding and support program for indie development studios.

"This game is going to bring a co-op experience unlike anything you have ever seen before". You can get your first glimpse at gameplay with the trailer posted below. A quick look at their Twitter seems to indicate that they've been working on their studio/game for about two years already. They'll have to work together once they eventually do break out as well, as the trailer makes it evident that their adventure doesn't end simply because they're outside of the prison walls. We're always happy to see some replay value in games and A Way Out appears to have that. For example, the game's first in-depth trailer shows a sequence where one player ducks in the back of a vehicle while the other drives, posing as a cop. If your friend goes on vacation, does that mean that you will have to wait for him or her to come back before you can play A Way Out again? Players can play as either Vincent who is a new inmate or Leo, who has been locked up in the prison for a long time. A Way Out is a two-player experience. In fact, that's the only way that the game can be played. It sure beats the microtransaction grind-fests being churned annually by most other AAA studios.

The game will be releasing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2018. Exploration, driving, stealth and big action sequences will all play a huge role in A Way Out, with Fares saying the game will "kick ass" and that players "won't get exhausted of this game".

  • Arturo Norris