Fast & Furious fans will soon be able to download a free game based on the series. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion for last fall's Xbox One and Xbox 360 racing game, will be released in March.
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is set in southern France, just like Horizon 2. The player is employed by Tej Parker (Ludacris' character from the movies) to procure several cars for his crew's next mission. Ludacris, who will be lending his voice to the game, is the only actor from the film confirmed for the project in the announcement. If you have dreams of riding through France in a hot rod with Vin Diesel, you'll need to keep writing your fan fiction.
Throughout the game, players will complete driving challenges that unlock new cars for their collection. Once unlocked, these cars can be used while you freely explore the game's roads. Here's a partial list of the vehicles you'll get to drive:
As a standalone expansion, Fast & Furious can be downloaded and played even if you don't own Forza Horizon 2. They should probably just call it a game in that case. Still, I suppose the term "standalone expansion" lowers our expectations in terms of the length and features of the game.
The game - er, "standalone expansion" - is an elaborate promotion for both Horizon 2 and the upcoming Fast & Furious film, Furious 7.
“Furious 7 is the latest installment in our enormously successful franchise, and partnering with the world-class team at Turn 10 Studios offered an exceptional opportunity to thank our fans in an exciting way,” said Bill Kispert, Executive Vice President for Worldwide Digital Platforms at Universal Partnerships and Licensing. “In this adventure, fans will experience the thrill of the Fast & Furious series’ most iconic cars through the amazing gameplay of Forza. We can’t think of a better combination for gamers and movie fans alike.”
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on March 27th, roughly a week before Furious 7 hits theaters. The game will be free of charge but only for a limited time. After April 10, you'll need to pay $10 if you haven't downloaded it yet.