Pacific Drive has been delayed to 2024, as developer Ironwood Studios says that it is prioritizing the well being of its group because it continues manufacturing of the roguelite driving sport. Initially scheduled to launch in 2023, Ironwood Studios added that the sport is now within the “ultimate stretch” of growth.
“As many know, we have been onerous at work bringing this concept to life for fairly a while, and day-after-day provides much more to a sport we’re all pleased with. On this ultimate stretch nonetheless, it is vital to us that we keep true to ourselves, and never compromise on the group’s nicely being,” Ironwood Studios defined in a statement posted on Twitter. “As our group grows, the help and pleasure everybody has proven has been unimaginable and we will not wait for everybody to take their very own set of wheels out into The Zone. Everybody right here at Ironwood actually appreciates your persistence and understanding.”
As summer time involves a detailed, we’d prefer to share that Pacific Drive is shifting its launch to early 2024.
This determination offers us the room to make Pacific Drive the very best it may be, whereas nonetheless prioritizing the well being of our group.
— Ironwood Studios | Wishlist Pacific Drive! (@ironwoodtweets) August 19, 2023
Pacific Drive joins a number of different video games delayed to 2024, together with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Ark 2, and Homeworld 3. A brand new trailer for the sport will debut in the course of the Future Video games Present on August 23.
First revealed in 2022 throughout September’s PlayStation State of Play presentation, Pacific Drive is a run-based first-person survival sport during which you discover the Olympic Exclusion Zone–formerly the Pacific Northwest earlier than common spookiness ruined the area–from behind the wheel of your automobile. A mysterious zone that is house to freak climate situations, secrets and techniques that the federal government is making an attempt to maintain beneath wraps, and the occasional homicidal monster lurking within the shadows, you will need to drive your approach out whereas sustaining an outdated station wagon that you just discover in a storage.
“A primary-person driving sport is an attention-grabbing path to take for the roguelite style and Ironwood Studios appears to have used that setup to create one thing that appears delightfully tense,” Jordan Ramee wrote in GameSpot’s Pacific Drive preview.
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