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Free Friends Pass Trial will accompany A Way Out when it arrives in March 2018

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EA have been keen to push forward with their new EA Originals program for some time now, and with things now picking up pace, one of the program’s first titles, A Way Out, will soon be arriving on our consoles.

From March 23rd 2018, players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC will be able to jump in with a digital download of the highly anticipated co-op adventure, but an announcement at The Game Awards 2017 has seen another surprise announcement accompany the upcoming adventure.

When the game arrives, players will be able to download the friends pass free trial and experience the entire game cooperatively with any friend who has purchased the full game – without themselves having to splash the cash. This new feature will mean that players who don’t own a copy of the game will still be able to enjoy the narrative driven experience with a friend over Xbox by downloading the trial that will be available from launch.

“A Way Out is a unique co-op experience. The two main characters, Leo, who is cocky and quick to use force, and Vincent, who is controlled and calm, each come with their own history that players will discover as they play. The story is a genre-transcending narrative that’s meant to be played with someone you know,” said Josef Fares, Writer and Director at Hazelight. “We developed the game to be experienced with a friend on the couch, but since that isn’t possible for everyone, those who download the friend’s pass free-trial will be able to play the entire game online with a friend who owns the full game and still get an awesome experience.”

About the Game:

From the studio that created the critically-acclaimed title, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, comes the co-op only action adventure game, A Way Out. The story of two unique main characters, Leo and Vincent, begins in prison, where they will need to build a relationship with one another, based on trust. A Way Out is an entirely co-op only game, meant to be played on a couch or online with a friend. Players will learn to work together to break Leo and Vincent out of prison and navigate the story beyond. Purchase the game and pick a friend who enjoys varied gameplay and cinematic moments, then share the experience online via the friends pass free trial.

Those keen on the upcoming co-op experience can find A Way Out available for pre-order now on Xbox One for the price of £24.99. The game will be released on the 23rd March 2018.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming co-op adventure? Is the Friend Pass Trial something you’ll be getting involved in? Does the trailer below bring a bit of excitement? Let us know in the comments below or via our usual social channels.