Surviving Out in the Zone: A Look at Pacific Drive
Get ready for an adventure like no other with Pacific Drive, the upcoming driving survival crafting game set in the Pacific Northwest. In a nine-minute extended look at gameplay, Creative Director Alexander Dracott and Game Director Seth Rosen take you through the ins and outs of this thrilling game that will be launching on February 22. Let’s dive into the exciting features and challenges that Pacific Drive has to offer!
Your Lifeline: The Old Station Wagon
The game starts with the player in the Olympic exclusion zone, relying on an old station wagon as their only lifeline. The garage serves as the base of operations, where players begin and end every trip. The car itself is the star of the show, with players needing to maintain and upgrade its parts to ensure their survival in the harsh environment of the Pacific Northwest.
Mapping Out Your Journey
Before setting out on your trip, players are tasked with scouting routes on a map, which provides a preview of the upcoming challenges and roadside attractions. Fueling up the car, checking for missing parts, and ensuring that the vehicle is in optimal condition are crucial steps for a successful journey. It’s survival of the fittest as players must be prepared for anything that comes their way.
Challenges and Anomalies in the Zone
Exploring different biomes in the Pacific Northwest, players will encounter dynamic time of day and weather systems, making for an immersive and ever-changing environment. Collecting man-made materials, scavenging for resources, and crafting high-tech tools are essential for keeping the car running and surviving the threats lurking in the zone. With lurking pickpockets and ominous weather anomalies, players must be alert and adaptive to overcome the dangers of the environment.
Anchor Energy and Surviving the Chaos
The game introduces the concept of anchor energy, which players can collect to unlock new crafting recipes, upgrade the garage, and open gateways for safe passage. As the instability of the zone presents new challenges, players must make strategic use of the collected anchor energy to navigate through the ever-changing landscape and make a safe escape.
Personalizing Your Journey
Emphasizing a personal connection with the car, the game features a quirk system, allowing the vehicle to develop unique characteristics over time. Players can diagnose and fix these quirks, making for a dynamic and personal experience with their trusty old station wagon. With customizable parts and cosmetic options, players can truly make the car their own as they prepare for each expedition.
Pre-order Pacific Drive Now!
With a mix of survival, crafting, and exploration, Pacific Drive offers an exhilarating experience set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. The game is set to release on February 22, and players can embark on this epic adventure on PlayStation 5, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. Get ready to hit the road and make your mark in the ever-changing landscape of the Pacific Drive world!
Thanks for checking out our gameplay summary, and we can’t wait to see you behind the wheel on February 22nd. Pre-order Pacific Drive now on PlayStation 5, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. The only way out is through!