It’s been rumoured for yonks and it’s finally been revealed - Fast & Furious Crossroads is coming to PC and consoles in May 2020. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios (Project CARS 2) and published by Bandai Namco, Fast and Furious Crossroads will be timed to coincide with the theatre release of the nine Fast & Furious movie.
Slightly Mad Studios are promising a team-based, vehicular-heist action game with a single-player story mode featuring heroes, gadgets and cars. A number of (I guess) familiar faces from the Fast & furious franchise will reprise their roles, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson as Dom, Letty, and Roman respectively. I’m sure this means something to someone.
“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.”
“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.”
It’s all very Need For Speed Payback, which was itself all very Fast & Furious. EA slipped and missed an open goal with NFS Payback, opening the door for Slightly Mad to come in and fill the gaping hole in campaign-focused racing games.
Fast & Furious Crossroads will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2020.