Developer Hazelight Studios has just tweeted that its co-op prison escape game A Way Out sales have hit 2 million. The studio headed by Josef Fares is probably pleased, judging by the excited tweet. The announcement didn’t end without a short statement teasing the next Hazelight Studios game, commenting that players “will go nuts.”
“A Way Out has sold 2 (two!) million copies,” the tweet said. “To all the millions of co-op fans out there, thank you for embracing the story of Leo and Vincent! We can’t wait to show our next awesome co-op game – we know you will go nuts!”
There isn’t much info doing the rounds on the next Hazelight Studios game. We do know that it will be published by Electronic Arts, just as it happened with A Way Out. We also know that it is going to be “very different” from Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out, and will be longer than the latter.
The tweet clearly states that it will once again be a co-op game, something that Hazelight Studios has done before. Its two previous games are both two-player co-op adventures with original mechanics layered throughout. Considering that A Way Out sold 2 million copies, it’s likely that the studio has high hopes for its next game.
A Way Out tells the story of two convicted prisoners Leo and Vincent looking to escape and enact revenge on those that betrayed them. It was only playable in co-op, either split screen or online, with the second player being able to join a session even if they don’t own the game.
Hazelight Studios’ Josef Fares is known for his rebellious and passionate attitude towards the video game industry, turning into a celebrity and internet meme due to his “F*** the Oscars” rant at The Game Awards 2017.