Ironwood Studios reveal new driving survival game, Pacific Drive, for the PS5

The unique "road-like" video game is already getting a lot of praise from around the gaming industry.


You've probably thought about what it would be like to live in a post-apocalyptic world. A lot of us have. This is why there are plenty of shows, movies, and video games set in worlds overrun by zombies as well as radiation, among others. But, something that most of us have never given thought of how it would be like to drive through a barren world filled with dangers and hostilities.

Pacific Drive could lowkey be one of the most interesting releases set to come out next year.

Pacific Drive is the answer to this non-existent question, but something that's going to stick on your mind now that we've mentioned it.

As far as unique games go, Pacific Drive is right up there among the most original.

It Takes Two proved that unique games have a place in the video game industry.

Developed by Ironwood Studios, Pacific Drive is set in the Pacific Northwest (which makes sense) with nothing but you and your old rust bucket in a "road-like" game where you will drive around a land fraught with peril. According to its creators, the PS5-exclusive game is a "run-based, first-person driving survival game". The game will put you behind the wheel as you drive for your life and try to make your way through the barren wasteland.

Here's what Alex Dracott, Founder & Creative Director of Ironwood Studios, said about Pacific Drive:

We love weird science, stories from road trip adventures, and we’ve always been intrigued by the dark and mysterious worlds from games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or books like Annihilation. In Pacific Drive, we’ve been able to bring these passions together by creating an adventure that will take you deep into the heart of the Pacific Northwest riding in an ancient station wagon that, over time, can become your own substantially modified 80's sci-fi machine to upgrade, explore, and risk the dangers of the Zone with. The team at Ironwood has been working passionately to make that idea a reality. After three years of work, we couldn’t possibly be more excited to share Pacific Drive, and we’re thrilled to be working with PlayStation to do so.

Pacific Drive would make for the perfect PSVR2 game.

Pacific Drive is also coming out on the PC at the same it launches for the PS5. Although it's not confirmed, we're betting on Sony making Pacific Drive available for the PSVR2 at launch if not soon after.

Ironwood Studios isn't a household name and was only formed in 2019. However, it's made up of talented individuals with experience working on big-time companies such as Bungie, Activision, Insomniac Games, and Sucker Punch Productions.

Pacific Drive was part of an eventful State of Play showcase for Sony. Other games that were featured in the event include God of War: Ragnarok, Tekken 8, and Like a Dragon: Ishin!.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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