Pacific Drive Gets Stuck In Traffic, Delayed To 2024

Drive to survive.


Pacific Drive has been delayed to 2024, as developer Ironwood Studios says that it's prioritizing the health of its team as it continues production of the roguelite driving game. Originally scheduled to launch in 2023, Ironwood Studios added that the game is now in the "final stretch" of development.

"As many know, we've been hard at work bringing this idea to life for quite some time, and every day adds even more to a game we're all proud of. In this final stretch however, it's important to us that we stay true to ourselves, and not compromise on the team's well being," Ironwood Studios explained in a statement posted on Twitter. "As our community grows, the support and excitement everyone has shown has been incredible and we can't wait for everyone to take their own set of wheels out into The Zone. Everyone here at Ironwood truly appreciates your patience and understanding."

Pacific Drive joins several other games delayed to 2024, including Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Ark 2, and Homeworld 3. A new trailer for the game will debut during the Future Games Show on August 23.

First revealed in 2022 during September's PlayStation State of Play presentation, Pacific Drive is a run-based first-person survival game in which you explore the Olympic Exclusion Zone--formerly the Pacific Northwest before general spookiness ruined the area--from behind the wheel of your car. A mysterious zone that's home to freak weather conditions, secrets that the government is trying to keep under wraps, and the occasional homicidal monster lurking in the shadows, you'll have to drive your way out while maintaining an old station wagon that you find in a garage.

"A first-person driving game is an interesting direction to take for the roguelite genre and Ironwood Studios seems to have used that setup to create something that looks delightfully tense," Jordan Ramee wrote in GameSpot's Pacific Drive preview.

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