Speaking to The Sixth Axis, A Way Out creator Josef Fares revealed that EA will not make any money off of his game, even though they are publishing it. Here is what he had to say:
Here’s the thing, and you have to understand this: with this deal that I have for this game, EA is not making a single dollar out of this. Every single dollar is going to the developer. They’re not even making any money and all I’ve got is support from EA.
They’ve not questioned the vision – they can’t because I won’t allow it – so they’ve been super supportive all the way. Even with this buy one [Friend Pass] thing, no problem.
I honestly have a hard time believing this. What does EA have to gain by pulling a move like this?