The developers of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons announced a brand new c- op IP entitled A Way Out at EA’s pre-E3 press conference yesterday.
The game features two protagonists named Vincent and Leo, whose shared goal is to escape from prison. A Way Out was originally announced in 2014 but had not received a title nor any specific details at that time.
The game will feature the parallel game mechanics that defined the studio’s first IP, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, however A Way Out will require the help of another player. This form of co-op will be available in both local and online play.
The team at Hazelight aims to take co-operative play into a new direction with A Way Out. Studio of Film Director Josef Fares expressed that the team wants to break away from the typical drop-in/drop-out style of co-operative games and capture a unique experience for both players as they progress through the journey. He revealed that he was inspired to make A Way Out when he and his partner realized that few games that offered this kind of experience.
Players will still however have their own individual freedoms. For example, while one player might be viewing a cut-scene, the other will still have the freedom to move around. Additionally problems that present themselves in the game will not be unique to any particular character giving players the freedom to decide who takes on which tasks.
A Way Out is projected to arrive in early 2018 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.