Kepler Interactive and indie studio Ironwood Studios released Pacific Drive, a driving-survival game, on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) and PlayStation 5 ($29.99).

Pacific Drive is a survival-crafting game that’s refreshingly focused on single-player storytelling and immersion. It’s set in an apocalyptic future, where the Pacific Northwest has been zoned off as the Olympic Exclusion Zone.

Like the film Annihilation, the zone is full of weird anomalies and hazards.

Pacific Drive sets itself apart by centering the survival experience around your trusty station wagon. The player takes increasingly longer and deeper excursions into the Zone to explore phenomenon and gather resources, before having to return to the safety of the garage, where they can fix and maintain their precious lifeline.

And maybe give it a sweet new paint job.

“As a team, it’s surreal looking back 4 years to the creation of Ironwood with a team of 4 in the middle of a global pandemic,” said Alex Dracott, creative director. “We’ve added a few new faces since then but we’re still a small team and we’re incredibly proud to be launching our first title. On behalf of Ironwood Studios, thank you to everyone who takes the time to play Pacific Drive, we hope you enjoy your time on the road.”

Pacific Drive is available now for PC and PlayStation 5. A Digital Deluxe Edition includes the We Have Liftoff cosmetic pack. A physical collector’s edition for PlayStation 5 will release on April 9.

It’s rated T for Teen.

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