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A Way Out's co-op only, split-screen only concept is risky yet very cool

 

At EA Play we got a tease of Anthem, Bioware's next game, lots of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 gameplay footage, and plenty of sports games. The trailer that interested me most, though, the one I keep watching over and over, is the one for A Way Out, a co-op prison-break game from the creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. There's a lot of interesting things going on with A Way Out. First of all, it's not just a co-op game, but a co-op only game. Creator Josef Fares said the idea for A Way Out stemmed from looking for a co-op experience that wasn't simply drop-in, drop-out.

 
 
A Way Out Official Gameplay Trailer

He didn't just want a game you could play with a friend, but had to, from start to finish. At the same time, it's a story-driven experience, Fares says. What's more, while you'll be able to play locally on the same screen, or with a partner online, it's split-screen only. "And I mean, only," said Fares, determined to make you feel like you're sitting together on a

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