London – February 5th, 2024 – Pack your gear up for a road trip you may not come back from as Pacific Drive cruises into the Steam Next Fest. Available on Steam now, this demo offers players a chance to get behind the wheel before the hotly anticipated survival action title launches on February 22nd.
Sealed off for decades by the US Government, the Olympic Exclusion Zone has become a twisted and mysterious visage of the Pacific Northwest, full of radiation and dangerous anomalies. Trapped inside its 400-meter walls with only your trusty station wagon and wits to protect you, chart excursions out into the constantly shifting landscape, scavenging what materials you can and building up your own toolkit of protective measures while seeking a way out and answers to the mysteries found within. In the demo available as part of the Steam Next Fest, explore the opening of Pacific Drive and its first intriguing mission ahead of its launch.
With a station wagon as your mobile base and mysterious voices on the radio guiding you, you’ll turn this car into a formidable force. From simple repairs to tricked out gadgets, you’ll do this from the comfort of your garage, the only place providing safe haven and where you’ll get to know every inch of your car during your time in the Pacific Northwest.
A physical edition distributed by Maximum Games will be available from select retailers from April 9th. A Digital Deluxe Edition is also available from February 22nd and contains various items to customize your station wagon with, including a space shuttle themed decal kit, custom glow in the dark stars decal kit, wishing star antennae, Laika the Space Pup bobblehead and more. Full details are available from this link.
Pacific Drive is available now to pre-order on PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store and launches on February 22nd, 2024. To find out more, visit: https://www.pacificdrivegame.com/.
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About Ironwood Studios:
Since its founding in 2019, Ironwood Studios has been hard at work on Pacific Drive, and are extremely proud to be working with PlayStation to bring it to life. The team’s passion stems from a love of road trips and the relationship between the driver and the car, always dreaming about surreal worlds and the Pacific Northwest – two things that feature prominently in the game. Ironwood’s goal is to create games that inspire players to tell their own stories, with systems that work together to create unexpected and unique experiences. https://www.ironwoodstudios.com/
About Kepler Interactive:
Kepler Interactive – led by the founders of Kowloon Nights – is a developer and publisher that operates on a co-ownership model. Its studios are given strategic leadership roles, all while continuing to develop their games their way, with no creative limitations. Kepler’s partner studios are as varied as they are talented, including A44 Games in New Zealand, Alpha Channel and Timberline in North America, Awaceb, Ebb Software, and Sloclap in Europe, and Shapefarm in Asia. Kepler Interactive itself is headquartered in London.