During quite an outlandish speech from the games director, Josef Fares, the Game Awards premiered some new footage of A Way Out, a tale of two ex-criminals that comes from the creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Fares had somehow managed to yell “F*** the Oscars“, tell us that sometimes “Publishers F*** up” (referring to EA’s micro-transaction hell in recent weeks) and managed to galvanise the audience around him in the space of a mere few minutes.
Somewhere amongst his excitement, there was in fact a new trailer for A Way Out, featuring fishing, meeting friends and family, and a rock ‘n’ roll duet involving a piano and banjo. Overall, the trailer did retread a lot of what was already laid out in its previous outing at E3, but this time we were given a definitive March 23rd 2018 release date. This will be Hazelight studio’s first game since forming, and Fares newest game following on from Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons a few years ago. Brothers was critically acclaimed, introducing unique co-op mechanics that were woven through a heart-wrentching tale, which could give us all the insight we may need before jumping into A Way Out early next year.
One of the biggest reveals from the trailer was the fact that only you, or your friend, would need to buy a copy for you both to play, couch co-op or online co-op. Yep, that’s right, just one copy for you both to play the entirety of the game. Whether that means you and a friend can go halves on the game, you become that one needy friend wanting to play, or you suddenly have a load of friends appear at once itching to play, it seems like incredible value for money. A friend is supposedly able to play with you by your friend downloading the free trial pass that will enable you to accept invites to join and play the game. Pretty cool right?
Watch the trailer above to get the full, most recent, impression of the game, and we expect you to invite us to join your game and play through the game in full when it launches on March 23rd 2018 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.