Josef Fares, creator of A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, went off-script during his The Game Awards appearance, briefly addressing his relationship with EA and the controversy surrounding the company’s recent microtransaction decisions.
Fares made it clear how much A Way Out is the game he wanted to make, unrestricted by publisher hindrances.
“This is my idea, doesn’t have anything with the EA shit going on, with the loot box and stuff,” Fares said, specifically in regard to the idea of giving players the chance to play A Way Out online with a friend with only one copy of the game.
“EA has been very good to me, and to be honest with you, because it’s nice to hate EA…All publishers f*** up sometimes, that’s how it is,” he said. “In this case, they’ve been treating me very well. I have 100 percent of the income to my team for the game.”