Born from the rhythm of an engine, Pacific Drive is a run-based first-person driving survival recreation. As you discover the Zone, your automobile is your lifeline: scavenge sources to keep up and enhance your automobile — so long as you retain it working, it can defend you from the encompassing risks.
In 1955, the US authorities seized a area of the Pacific Northwest by eminent area. The Olympic Peninsula grew to become the staging floor for promising new applied sciences, however these utopian creations got here at nice value: extreme radiation, environmental collapse, and supernatural horrors. The federal government walled off the world and established the Olympic Exclusion Zone. What occurred inside was by no means disclosed.
Rumors and tales concerning the Zone run rampant, compelling you to go and discover its perimeter. Your plans go awry and also you’re now caught inside – you don’t realize it but, however the one manner out is thru. You discover a barely working station wagon deep within the woods, miraculously unlocked and capable of make the journey down the hill into the valley. Right here you come throughout an deserted auto store which turns into your base of operations, the place you safely restore and enhance your automobile between runs. Do your greatest to outlive, resolve mysteries, and seek for a manner out — or change into a part of the continued legends of the Zone.
Structured as a “road-lite”, every journey out of your storage into the Zone is stuffed with unusual anomalies and applied sciences, and loads of radiation. When you preserve your automobile in good condition, you’ll be secure to discover, scavenge for sources, and drive additional into distinct biomes that provide extra precious rewards. The land shifts with each passing storm, making every journey a singular expertise. Discovering new sources will will let you outfit your automobile with defenses, trick out your storage, and discover extra harmful routes that convey you deeper and deeper into the Zone.
Since its founding in 2019, Ironwood Studios has been laborious at work on Pacific Drive, and we’re extraordinarily proud to be working with PlayStation to convey it to life. Our crew loves filling surreal settings with layered techniques that permit gamers to have their very own surprising and distinctive experiences. We’re at all times dreaming about city legends and the forests of the Pacific Northwest—two issues the Olympic Exclusion Zone is completely stuffed with. It doesn’t damage that we’re all massive followers of a very good quaint street journey, both.
As you compromise into what stays of the Zone, you’ll uncover that it’s not fairly as deserted as you suppose — this place is stuffed with previous tales and legends, some lengthy gone whereas others nonetheless linger. Keep in mind to maintain your eyes on the street, the woods are deep – and never completely empty.
Pacific Drive is coming to PlayStation 5 in 2023.