Players will soon be living their lives a quarter-mile at a time, with the reveal of the new Fast and Furious Crossroads game.
It’s a title we’ve been expecting for over two years, after Slightly Mad Studios boss Ian Bell dropped a rather unsubtle hint about a new franchise. Nonetheless, the timing of the announcement did come as a surprise. Actors Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez — Dominic Toretto and Letty Ortiz in the films — revealed the game while presenting at The Game Awards.
Developed by Slightly Mad, Crossroads will be a team-based action game set in the Fast and the Furious universe. Think heists, but with exotic cars and you’d be on the right track. Not many details came to light during the reveal, though the trailer appears to follow the story and action style of the films.
The trailer kicks off with a Yenko Camaro trying to escape the grasp of the police. Afterward, we’re introduced to three characters who appear new to the F&F universe, but one of whom clearly has ties to Toretto.
Diesel and Rodriguez will play their respective characters in the game, and the trailer also features Tyrese Gibson, reprising his role as Roman Pearce. We don’t yet know if any other established Fast and Furious characters will also appear, although we wouldn’t put any money on Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham. It’s not clear what point in the film timeline is the setting for the game, so there’s a chance some departed characters may pop up.
There’s plenty of over-the-top action sequences known to the franchise sprinkled through the trailer. In the short, 90-second clip alone we have, a Plymouth GTX chasing down a turret-equipped tank — similar to Fast 8‘s Ripsaw — and what looks like a heavily customized Land Rover Defender, possibly a Bowler of some stripe, outrunning oncoming disaster. That’s not to mention drag racing, someone jumping from a Baja Bug onto a train, and — curiously — a pair of hot Renault Meganes. Also a hovercraft.
Fast and Furious Crossroads releases in May 2020, on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep an eye on GTPlanet for more details on the game as they’re available.