Fast and Furious Crossroads is the game adaptation of the famed racing-centric media franchise that millions of fans have been wishing for a long time. While there have been low-budget tie-ins over the years, none of them had publisher Bandai Namco and developer Slightly Mad Studios behind them.
Fast and Furious Crossroads promises “team-based, vehicular-heist action” and sees stalwarts Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson, the original actors from the franchise, voicing themselves in the game. In addition, Sonequa Martin-Green from Star Trek: Discovery and Asia Kate Dillon from John Wick: Parabellum are also among the cast.
Something that needs to be noted is that Fast and Furious Crossroads doesn’t entirely base itself as a car simulator. Based on the debut trailer, there will be plenty of weapon-based gameplay as well as gadgeteries and over-the-top explosive stunts. Slightly Mad Studios is known as a car specialist in the industry and fair to say, Fast and Furious Crossroads looks to be a large leap from where Project Cars was. Expect some deep customizations and car-handling but not as deep as to pit the game against notable car simulators.
There will be a multiplayer mode alongside a single-player campaign, but details have been kept away for a later date. In the meantime, know that the storyline will take place in a “murky world of international espionage” and have players drive across various locations.
Fast and Furious Crossroads is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will release in May 2020, the same month when Fast and Furious 9 hits theaters worldwide. Bandai Namco hasn’t confirmed if the game will serve as a tie-in to the movie.
For those unaware, Slightly Mad Studios is also working on Project Cars 3. The new installment was reportedly in “very early pre-production” earlier this year and the developer may be considering to launch the game on next-generation consoles. With Fast and Furious Crossroads coming out next year, Project Cars 3 may possibly be pegged for 2021.