A Way Out was revealed at EA’s pre-E3 event called EA PLAY and it takes a unique take on co-op games. According to Hazelight, it is the best co-op experience that gamers can play and it will be an immensely fun title to play with friends.
A Way Out is releasing for the PS4, Xbox One and PC and will forcefully let players play the game in split-screen, even when playing online. A game like this definitely puts pressure on the hardware that it’s running on and will need equivalent power to play fluidly. One of the developers was asked about the power requirements of the game in comparison to current-gen consoles and he had some things to say about the PS4.
Game director, Josef Fares, stated in an interview with Engadget that the PS4 is not as powerful as we think and that it is holding developers back on games due to this limitation. In all fairness he said this while pointing at the PS4 which was running A Way Out.
“Do you want the honest truth? This machine is not so strong as you think. This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles.”
Josef’s team were responsible of bringing us the masterpiece that was Brothers, and they say that they are working hard to innovate how they make games to please gamers. A Way Out is supposed to take a new approach to how co-op games are played and Josef promises that there will be quite a lot to experience in this and the next game that they make.
“We can’t be categorized. It’s about whatever makes us, our heart go, that’s what we’re going to do. There’s no one-trick-pony or anything like that. I’m telling you, this game is going to be even better than Brothers, and the next game is going to be even better than that.”
A Way Out is aiming primarily for replayability value as the developers promise that each choice you make in the game will give birth to different outcomes and variables. A strong focus on narrative and choices of both the players will definitely make this game a treat for co-op lovers and gamers all around.
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