Pacific Drive: an in-car adventure and survival game revealed in video

Below PlayStation State of Play, Ironwood Studios unveiled its first game, Pacific Drive. The team was formed in 2019 and consists of former members of Sucker Punch Productions, Insomniac game, Irrational, Clay, 343 Industries, Bungie, Activision and Oculusand the first trailer is exciting:

Pacific Drive is a first person survival game in a car. In a post-apocalyptic world, it will be necessary to drive with skill to avoid the dangers of Olympic exclusion zone, but also repair and improve your vehicle during the adventure. We will go to the forests of the Pacific Northwest to uncover mysteries and face strange anomalies. Yes, it is heavily inspired by Stalkeras explained by Alex Dracott, founder and creative director at Ironwood Studios :

We love weird science, stories about adventures on the road, and we’ve always been fascinated by the dark, mysterious worlds of games like STALKER or books like Annihilation. In Pacific Drive, we’ve been able to bring these passions together by creating an adventure that takes you deep into the Pacific Northwest aboard a vintage station wagon that can eventually become your very own 80s sci-fi machine . , significantly modified and improved to explore and counter the dangers of the Zone.

The Ironwood team worked with passion to make this idea a reality. After three years of work, we couldn’t be more excited to release Pacific Drive, and we’re excited to be working with PlayStation to make it happen.

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The developers go into detail, adding:

Born from the spin of an engine, Pacific Drive is a first-person game that combines driving and survival, where you will have to chain races to advance. In the zone, your vehicle is your only lifeline. Collect as many resources as possible to repair and upgrade your car, because as long as it’s running, you’re safe from the dangers around you.

In 1955, the US government seized an area in the Pacific Northwest by expropriation. The Olympic Peninsula then became the new showcase for future technologies. But all these formidable utopian creations came at a price: extreme levels of radiation, environmental decline, supernatural monstrosities. The government restricted the area behind thick walls and implemented the Olympic exclusion zone. What happened behind these walls has never been revealed.

Rumors about the area are rife and encourage you to venture there. But things don’t go as planned and you’re now trapped inside. You don’t know it yet, but the only way to get out of the zone will be to sink deeper and deeper into it. As you venture into the woods, you find an old station wagon that is miraculously open and barely drivable, so you can descend back into the valley. Down below, you’ll come across an abandoned garage, the perfect place to establish your base and safely repair and upgrade your vehicle between runs. Try the impossible to survive, solve mysteries and find a way out of the area, or prepare to join forever the many legends that inhabit this place.

Pacific Drive is designed as a “road-lite”, and each of your excursions in the zone contains its share of anomalies and strange technologies, as well as a good dose of radiation. Keep your car running and you can explore, collect resources and get deeper into the area; you will discover different biomes that offer particularly interesting rewards. The environment changes dramatically after each storm, making each excursion a unique experience. By getting your hands on new resources, you can equip your car with defenses, decorate your garage and discover even more dangerous paths that will lead you deeper into the area.

Pacific Drive is expected in 2023 on PlayStation 5 and PC, without further details.

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