Take a rogue journey in the survival game STALKER meets Stranger Things Pacific Drive

If you’ve ever thought you spotted something strange while driving through creepy forests at night, you’ll probably be ready for Ironwood Studios’ 2023 debut Pacific Drive. It’s a “road-lite” first-person survival game that puts you back from behind the wheel of a customizable station wagon deep into a locked military test zone full of mad science. Check out this homemade wood paneling as you watch the trailer below.

Pacific Drive is the first game from Ironwood Studios and it looks rather scary.

Devs Ironwood seems to want something in the ballpark of Tales From The Loop and Stranger Things. There seems to be a bit of Escape From New York’s bad idea in there too, and the team credits STALKER among their influences. Pacific Drive is located in the abandoned Olympic Exclusion Zone, an area of ​​the Pacific Northwest that was used for weird science experiments by the US government starting in 1955. This is now an abandoned minefield of preternatural weirdness that you’re trapped in after you go investigate, you evil parker .

You’ll have to load a handy station wagon into your garage base like you’re another Egon Spengler, driving it on routes around the various biomes of the Exclusion Zone while avoiding radiation and strange anomalies. However, Ironwood says each passing storm changes the landscape around, so each run should be different. They also recommend being aware of the area’s reputation for “old tales” and “urban legends.”

Pacific Drive was revealed during Sony’s State Of Play live stream yesterday, along with a few other things coming to PC in the near future. Team Ninja is preparing a surprise! – samurai game called Rise Of The Ronin, set in an open world of Japan right after the country opened up to the West. It’s exclusive to the PlayStation console, so we’ll probably see it on PC at some point. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is definitely bringing the spin-off Yakuza Like A Dragon: Ishin! on PC in 2023 though, which is another game set in Japan’s past.

I am intrigued by this. Ironwood says you can “form a unique bond with a fully customizable car that develops its own quirks and personality.” I get very attached to my cars in real life, not that I call them Christine or anything. I can totally dig the idea of ​​a supernatural road trip where you have to rely on your engine for survival, returning to your garage along the way. Just no beaded seat covers, please.

You can take Pacific Drive for a spin on PC in 2023. The store pages aren’t open yet, folks. There is more information about the game on the official website here.

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