Josef Fares Discusses A Way Out’s Length, EA’s Involvement and More

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A Way Out has now launched, offering a co-operative experience involving two convicts who attempt to escape from prison. The game’s director, Josef Fares, has been pretty vocal about the game and its creation.

Speaking with GameSpot, Fares revealed some interesting facts about A Way Out:

  • It will take you 6-8 hours to finish A Way Out
  • Developer Hazelight started with just 10 people on the project, before ramping up to around 40 later in development. Only 12 people worked on Brothers.
  • Fares wrote the script himself, though he worked with a “script doctor” as well.
  • Fares says EA has been very supportive and hands-off. “If EA wants to make an apple greener, I can say no,” Fares said.
  • 100 percent of the income from A Way Out will go to developer Hazelight. EA makes nothing, Fares said. EA helps with marketing and support, but apparently gets nothing from sales.
  • He acknowledges that EA has its fair share of issues, as all publishers do. “They sh*t and take a pee like everybody else,” Fares said.
  • Fares is incredibly passionate about A Way Out and particularly its co-op multiplayer, saying he would turn down $10 million to make a strictly single-player game.
  • Fares would never make a game with mictrotransactions.
  • There are no plans for a Nintendo Switch edition, at least not yet.

Will you be picking up A Way Out? Let us know.

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