While many were hoping for something like a new Batman game at The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley gave us a reveal no one was expecting. An all-new game based on the Fast and Furious film franchise is in the works and it’s coming this May.
Fast and Furious Crossroads blends the high-octane, over the top action of the film franchise with its racing roots. Players will take part in international espionage and grand heists in all kinds of locales with the franchise’s iconic characters. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyreese Gibson are all confirmed to be reprising their roles as their respective characters.
“Fast & Furious remains one of the most beloved franchises of all time and continues to innovate in extraordinary ways,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “Fast & Furious Crossroads is an authentic experience that stays true to the series by amplifying the signature elements that fans love – a star-studded cast, high-stakes story, over-the-top action, deep family ties and, of course, fast cars.”
Developer Slightly Mad Studios seems to be promising a worthwhile addition to the Fast and Furious saga rather than a mere cash-grab as well.
“As huge fans of the franchise, it’s an honor to be able to expand the Fast & Furious franchise into the world of video games with a brand new story, the introduction of a new crew with ties to beloved characters, and iconic and stunning set pieces,” said Andy Tudor, Chief Creative Officer, Slightly Mad Studios. “With Easter eggs throughout for fans and an intense multiplayer experience, Fast & Furious Crossroads is a thrilling collision course that puts players behind the wheel.”
Fast and Furious Crossroads will release at an unspecified date in May 2020, just around the release of the ninth film in the series on May 22nd, 2020. The tie-in game will hit on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.