Last Updated on January 1, 2020 by Mark P.
The Game Awards 201 naturally included a great deal of announcements, with many of them being, as you may have guessed, about games. However, one title no one may have been expecting was that of a Fast and Furious video game based on the movie franchise. Dubbed Fast and Furious: Crossroads, the trailer makes it seem as though we’ll get everything one expects out of such a franchise; cars, drama, action, and insane thrills. Many of the characters we saw resemble characters from the films, so get ready to see Vin Diesel on your consoles.
Of course, all we really got about the game was a trailer, so frankly we don’t know all that much about it. But we do know which platforms the game will release on, as well as who is developing the game and who is publishing it. The game will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, in May of 2020. It’s being published by Bandai Namco, and developed by Slightly Mad Studios, which also worked on a few Need for Speed games, as well as the Project Cars series.
Supposedly this game has been under development at Slightly Mad Studios since 2017. While this hasn’t been outright confirmed in any way, it’s pretty likely, considering that the studio was rumored to be working on an ‘unannounced Hollywood title’ earlier last month. It would be fairly reasonable to assume that this was that title.
Naturally, movie to game adaptations don’t have a particularly good track record, much in the same way that game to movie adaptations exist. However, the trailer that we were shown during the Game Awards seemed promising, with lots of fast-paced action and gripping drama, not to mention some sweet locales to race around.
Of course, it would be unwise to assume that a cinematic trailer is in any way truly representative of the final product, as we all know the truth about that. But it doesn’t hurt to get our hopes up. With any luck, this Fast and Furious game will do the movies justice, providing gamers with a thrilling experience unlike any other. Of course, we’ll have to wait until May of next year to see if Slightly Mad Studios delivers, but there’s no reason to assume they’ll fail in producing a sweet racing game we can all enjoy.