A Way Out Dev Explains Previous Comparison Between PS4 and Five-Year Old PC Was Taken Out of Context

EA and Hazelight Studios surprised us all during E3 2017 with one of the most unique and innovative video game ideas we had in a long time, revealing a co-op title called A Way Out. However, Hazelight’s founder, Josef Fares, was caught up in some console war drama due to his comments getting taken out of context.

Back in June, Fares was featured in an interview with Engadget where the publication took some of his words out of context, specifically those comparing PS4’s hardware to a five-year-old PC. In a more recent interview with GamingBolt, Fares expressed his dismissal of the situation and didn’t even think it was worth commenting on.

It’s so… I mean, the people who wrote that, it’s so silly, it’s not even worth commenting on. And if I meet this journalist, I would ask them, “like what were you trying to do here?”

Look, here’s the fact. Let me make this one thing straight: I’m a passion driven man. I don’t care about hardware. I don’t care about console war, that’s all bullshit, okay? That was really, extremely, extremely taken out of context. It’s not even worth commenting on, because it’s so silly, you know. I own every single console, I don’t even care about that. I care about games. Who cares about consoles, and if they are good or not good? But people seem to like this console war, and so some journalist wanted to have some clicks on his page, I don’t know.

What do you think of Fares’ statement? A Way Out releases in early 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.


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