Also at today EA Play conference, the company announced A Way Out from Hazelight Studios. It’s a co-op adventure about breaking out of prison. It’s designed to be a two-player split-screen game, with both story sequences and gameplay shown across two perspectives. Even if you play online, it will be split-screen.
A short demo showed how the goals toward the prison break can be accomplished in different ways, through setting accidents in motion or using your fists to wail on guards.
“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.”
The Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons developer draws on its experience of co-op and two perspectives, this time with two human players. It’s coming in 2018 to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.