EA's Co-Op Prison Escape Game A Way Out Crosses A Big Milestone
A Way Out has gone gold.
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A Way Out, the co-op game from the creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is almost here. The game recently crossed a major milestone, as Josef Fares announced on Twitter that it went "gold." That means development on the title has finished.
"I can't even describe my excitement," Fares said on Twitter.
#awayout has gone golden. I can't even describe my excitement. Get ready on March 23.— Josef Fares (@josef_fares) February 26, 2018
A Way Out launches on March 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is only playable in co-op, but there will be a way to pretty much ensure you have someone to play with. At The Game Awards back in December, publisher EA announced a "friends pass free trial" for the game that lets you play the full title if your friend owns it.
There are a few caveats: You need a constant internet connection and an EA account to use this trial. Also, your friend must be on the same platform, and you'll need PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold if you're playing on console.
Set in the '70s, A Way Out focuses on the story of two convicts who are on the run after a prison escape. You can see the latest gameplay trailer in the embed above.
Fares, who is also a film director, made headlines during The Game Awards when he went off-script during a live segment and proclaimed, "F**k the Oscars." He also gave the middle finger to the camera in an awkward interview with host Geoff Keighley.
At the awards show, spoke passionately about A Way Out. "I live, breathe, s*** this game. It is everything for me," he told GameSpot. "Even if the whole word told me this is s***, I still know in my heart it's not, it's great. I know when people play it, they will understand what I mean, what's it doing."
Since A Way Out is published by EA, it stands to reason that a trial for the game will be playable ahead of time for EA/Origin Access subscribers. Typically, subscribers can play a portion of upcoming EA games around 5 days before their public release, though it's not immediately clear if this will be the case for A Way Out.