The Fast Family is coming to a gaming console (or PC) near you next year. Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez popped by the Game Awards to announced Fast & Furious Crossroads, a new video game taking place in the same universe as the popular action movie franchise. The game is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios, with Bandai Namco set to handle publishing. While the idea of a Fast & Furious game, on the surface, doesn't seem like a bad idea, the reveal didn't go over too well.
A trailer for the video game was showcased. It doesn't reveal much, in terms of what players will be doing, but it does feature cars speeding fast and furiously, with plenty of action and a few one-liners. Many on social media were quick to criticize the graphics and character renderings, saying that it looks more like a PS2 game. Setting that aside, it does look like one of the more recent movies in video game form.
In Fast & Furious Crossroads, players will travel from the streets of exotic locales to the murky world of international espionage, pulling off high-speed heists and stunts as they battle to take down a new threat. Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez will reprise their roles as Dom and Letty, respectively. Tyrese Gibson is also on board as Roman Pierce. Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery, The Walking Dead) and Asia Kate Dillon (Billions, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum) are also included in the cast. Andy Tudor, Chief Creative Officer, Slightly Mad Studios, had this to say in a statement.
"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. 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."
The game will feature a single-player story mode and a soon-to-be-revealed multiplayer mode. There is no word currently on what the multiplayer mode will entail. Jim Molinets, Senior Vice President of Production at Universal Games and Digital Platforms, had this to say in a statement.
"Fast & Furious remains one of the most beloved franchises of all time and continues to innovate in extraordinary ways. 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."
Fast & Furious, across eight main entries and this year's spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, has grossed $5.9 billion at the global box office. Fast & Furious 9 is set to hit theaters next year, with a tenth entry already being planned as well. Fast & Furious Crossroads arrives in May 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself. We've also included some Twitter reactions to the game. This news comes to us via FastAndFuriousCrossroads.com.
Vin Diesel at the Game Awards with a brand new PS2 game pic.twitter.com/BQMNSoLxGD— Cilvanis (@cilvanis) December 13, 2019
Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez managed to mispronounce every game title that passed through there lips except Street Fighter.— slab (@slaaabbb) December 13, 2019
"We are gamers" pic.twitter.com/D8BYeNjpnh
Um vin diesel and Michelle Rodriguez just awkwardly shooting the shit on stage in front of a million people is my favorite thing in this whole show— Arin Hanson, you say? (@egoraptor) December 13, 2019
“It’s okay, Fast and Furious video game Vin Diesel isn’t real and can’t hurt you”— chloe (@echochlo) December 13, 2019
Fast and Furious video game Vin Diesel: pic.twitter.com/kQTR5BC9Fd
Keanu Reeves at E3: YOU ARE BREATHTAKING!— Lulu🌈🍔⚡💪 (@luulubuu) December 13, 2019
Vin Diesel at TGAs: pic.twitter.com/IvC4Qdcv1c
Vin Diesel in video games 🎮— Culture Crave 🎥 (@CultureCrave) December 13, 2019
2004 ➡️ 2009 ➡️ 2019 pic.twitter.com/QeilzZeBnj
WATCH OUT IT'S PS3 CGI VIN DIESEL pic.twitter.com/ppbs9ORoJV— DMG apathy (@apathycreates) December 13, 2019
The 'V' in Vin Diesel stands for video games pic.twitter.com/sWxv39ZWPb— Lewis (@Lewchube) December 13, 2019
"We need to cap this thing off with a trailer that looks like it was cut from footage shot on a PS2, and we need Vin Diesel to be in it."— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) December 13, 2019
vin diesel is the next smash ultimate fighter pic.twitter.com/7xpqyAjkWF— nika (@runchranda) December 13, 2019