PlayStation 4 “is Like a Five-year-old PC,” According to a Way Out Developer
EA Originals game, A Way Out, was revealed at EA PLAY and it is one of the highlights from E3. The title was just discussed at Electronics Entertainment Expo/EAPLAY. Hazelight is claiming that this is the best coop experience players will have, they are guaranteeing it.
A Way Out is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC; and although it doesn’t seem like a demanding game, it is. Running split-screen coop puts a lot of stress on the hardware. Speaking about the power of current-gen consoles, director Josef Fares, said that PlayStation 4 is not as powerful as you may think.
He explained that current-gen consoles are like five-year-old PCs that are holding games back.
Do you want the honest truth? This machine is not so strong as you think. This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles
A Way Out is the product of writer and director Josef Fares, whose creative team at Hazelight previously brought us the critically-acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in 2013.
The newly formed studio confirmed last year that it had received $3.7 million in funding from Electronic Arts for the project. It also noted that the contractual agreement allows Hazelight to have complete control over the development process. The development team is coming hot on the heels of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out is somewhat reminiscent of that project.
However, Fares says it is completely different game.
We can’t be categorized. It’s about whatever makes us, our heart go, that’s what we’re going to do. There’s no one-trick-pony or anything like that. I’m telling you, this game is going to be even better than Brothers, and the next game is going to be even better than that.
Every situation in A Way Out has multiple outcomes and they depend on the actions of both players so the title is not on rails. It an ever evolving games with plenty of unique content. A Way Out is primarily a narrative journey but there are combat situations. Such situations are come up only a handful of times in the game. Combat includes stealth take-downs, melee fights, shootouts, and we also have a few car chases.
How are you liking Hazelight’s new game? Do you think forced coop is the right way to go?