Above Video: Super Passionate Game Director.
Josef Fares lead game director on ‘A Way Out’, is developing a new IP which is both inspiring and ambitious, from a gamer’s and technical perspective.
This guy oozes passion and is one of the many reasons why I think this game has received lots of media and marketing attention for it’s March 23rd 2018 release.
Co-Op Only StoryTelling
If you haven’t heard of A Way Out, the basic premise revolves around two men ‘Vincent’ and ‘Leo’, whom are locked up in jail. With seemingly little hope for a fulfilling life outside of there cell, fate somehow brings them together.
In this co-op only game, you and a friend (either online or local split screen) must band together and devise a plan to escape the prison, fight off authorities and return to there respective ‘normal lives’.
You’ll consequently learn about the people who are important in there lives and discover complications between there relationships and friendships.
No more details have been released about the story as yet but EA is the publisher and microtransactions won’t be included so that’s a bonus, according to Josef Fares.
That being said expect an engaging and story driven game, as Josef Fares also directed ‘Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons’ which was highly critically acclaimed, receiving a 10/10 on Steam.
Above Video: A Way Out Story Trailer.
Dynamic Gameplay Elements
You have choice going into certain sections of the game and it’ll be up to you and a friend to stratergize on the best way to approach it.
Will you go in all guns blazing or do you take a stealthy approach? It’s completely up to you on how you complete a section and I think it’s this dynamic element which will create the most fun during players experiences.
It’ll be interesting experimenting with different approaches and only add to the replayability of the game, especially if there are certain rewards to be won.
Above Video: Different Gameplay Elements.
I’m Ready To Escape
The amount of passion shown from Josef about this game, makes me confident that it will be a unique and engaging experience. We don’t get many couch co-op only games and I can’t wait to share this experience with a friend.
The game will be cheap as well, retailing at $40 for gamer’s in Australia and around $20 for people in the US and UK.
Your friend won’t need the game to play with you online either, only one copy is needed to play together! which I think is great and an awesome start to 2018.
I will be updating this article, as soon as there is more information regarding the game.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below!
Have a great day guy’s and take care.