A Way Out
A Way Out is a couch or online co-op only game where you play the role of one of two prisoners in a daring escape from a maximum-security penitentiary. What begins as a thrilling escape quickly turns into an emotional adventure unlike anything seen & played before.
A Way Out is a two-player experience. Each player controls one of the main character, working together to escape the prison and continue beyond into each character’s lives. It is a game that explores the notion of trust, betrayal and facing up to the consequences of your decisions.
A TAILORED CO-OP EXPERIENCE
- The entire game is a co-op only experience which is best played with a friend. All gameplay is designed with co-op in mind, making sure the players need each other to progress. Unlike typical drop in/drop out experiences. Includes the ability to play either couch or online co-op. Dynamic split screen and bespoke camera work offers an additional level of immersion to each player.
UNIQUE VARIETY OF GAMEPLAY
- A Way Out offers something for everyone - may it be intense or lean back gameplay moments, action, adventure, exploration, puzzles, chase, stealth. Movie like pacing ensures no gameplay or scenario overstays its welcome with zero repetition unlike conventional games.
GENRE TRANSCENDING NARRATIVE
- The narrative keeps the players on their toes, offering a fresh, unique and compelling experience throughout. Get a unique look into the character’s personal lives and their driving motivations through their interaction with others. Strong cinematic moments tie the plot together and propel the characters forward through their journey.
FRIENDS JOIN FOR FREE
- You can team up with a friend on your couch and play, or you can invite any of your friends online regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased the game. That’s right, when you buy the full game you can play the entire experience with any of your friends online. Send them an invite, they’ll unlock the Free Trial*, and then you’re ready to play.
From the creators of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, A Way Out is an exciting game that is designed to be played entirely in co-op. Play online with friends across the world or invite a buddy round to your house and play together on the sofa. Take control of the lives of inmates Leo and Vincent as they work together to break out of prison and learn more about the characters as the story unfolds.The story begins with Leo already in jail and Vincent just arriving. Although they aren’t a usual pairing, they quickly, and reluctantly, decide to work together to break out, each with their own reasons for doing so. Players will have to work together to make sure the escape plan runs smoothly so communication is key. Thanks to the compelling narrative that will have players hooked, the story quickly turns into an unpredictable rollercoaster of emotions as you learn more about the characters, their families and new lives outside the prison walls. Decisions will have to made throughout the game about who does what in each mission. While Vincent is cool and collected and tries to talk his way out of situations, Leo is hot headed and quick to blow his fuse, so making the right decision is important.
With a wide variety of gameplay throughout including shootouts, car chases, melee fights and mini games and puzzles, A Way Out has something to keep all kinds of gamers entertained with its experimental design that lets the players take the reins. It uses inspiration from the two player games of yesteryear and brings them into the 21st century by telling two characters stories at once, without letting one character’s backstory overpower the other.Most of the game will be presented in split screen, although occasionally a third split will appear providing vital information, such as an enemy appearing, or a police car pulling up. Another cool feature is the cinematic element. You’ll often find that while one character is in a cutscene, the other can freely move around the area, allowing the players to see the story unfold from two different points of view. A key focus point in the development was to keep the player engaged, so many scenes in the game will only ever happen once, keeping the content extremely fresh.
One of the great things about A Way Out is that only one of you needs to purchase the game. You buy it, and your friend can download the free trial which gives them full access to the entire game. With amazing graphics and a story that promises to be deeply immersive, A Way Out should be an awesome title for the Xbox One.
Friend Pass Free Trial Disclaimer: TRIAL AVAILABLE FROM LAUNCH. REQUIRES A WAY OUT ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, (SOLD SEPARATELY), PERSISTENT INTERNET CONNECTION, EA ACCOUNT, FRIEND ON SAME PLATFORM, AND (FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS), AN XBOX LIVE GOLD OR PLAYSTATION PLUS ACCOUNT.
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