E3 2017: Lebanese-Assyrian Director Helming a Prison Break Game

Published June 11th, 2017 - 11:46 GMT
A Way Out. (EA Games)
A Way Out. (EA Games)

The guy who made Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons—the critically acclaimed 2013 hit—is helming a prison break game.

A Way Out is an action-adventure game developed by Hazelight and being published by Electronic Arts; it is the second game from Josef Fares, the Lebanese-Swedish-Assyrian filmmaker and game developer.

It's going to be a story-driven co-op game, done with split-screen. Two players sit on the couch and play it, though an online multiplayer version is available. It is a daring, interesting idea. Watch the reveal trailer below:

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We've also got a gameplay trailer to share:

The story, set in the 1970s, is about brothers Leo and Vincent, two men who want to make their way out of prison. Each story is experienced simultaneously; if one character enters a cutscene, the other one can continue playing. Dialogue choices affect how the game plays.

Fares described the game as a “passion project,” choosing to prioritise it over a film.

The game will be releasing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2018. It is part of the EA Originals program, the mega-publisher's independent games program.


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