Microsoft has revealed Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion due out on Xbox One and Xbox 360 next month. The downloadable title, is stated to release on March 27 to help promote the upcoming movie Furious 7, and features cars and missions inspired by the Fast & Furious franchise. The game will be available for free until April 10, after which it will reportedly cost $10.
In Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, players will deliver cars to Ludacris.
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, will put players in the role of a driver in France tasked to deliver vehicles to mechanic Tej Parker, played by Ludacris. Included are cars from the movies, like the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T driven Dominic Toretto, Vin Diesel's character in the films. Other cars include a 1998 Toyota Supra, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 2012 Nissan GT-R, 1970 Plymouth Cuda, 2013 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Maserati Ghibli S and 2015 Dodge Charger. Cars will be unlocked by completing certain challenges and will then be available to use in the free roam modes.
Turn 10 studio head Alan Hartman commented:
"We weren't interested in doing yet another movie-based game, that's not what our franchise is about. When we started talking about this with Universal years ago, it was really about bringing both of our franchise's strengths to the table. We're building on top of everything we've done over the last decade."
Fast And The Furious, has been the perfect fit for console games, but so far, tie-ins have only been smartphone titles and low-budget cash-ins, such as Activision’s 2013 title Fast & Furious: Showdown.
“Forza is synonymous with racing and fun, so it’s only natural for us to work with one of the most celebrated action franchises in the world, this is a great way to bring Forza players into the world of ‘Fast & Furious,’ and in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, every fan will get a chance to go wheels-first into the exciting action of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise.”
said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox.
Bill Kispert, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing commented:
“‘Furious 7’ is our biggest ‘Fast & Furious’ movie yet, and partnering with the world-class team at Turn 10 Studios offered an exceptional opportunity to thank our millions of passionate fans in an exciting way and to immerse them in an interactive experience that is both visually stunning and adrenaline-charged. In this adventure, fans will experience the thrill of the ‘Fast & Furious’ series’ most iconic cars through the amazing gameplay of Forza, and we couldn’t think of a better combination for gamers and movie fans alike.”
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, will release on March 27 exclusively for the Xbox platforms. It will be free up until April 10, after which it will cost $10. We will bring you any additional information regarding the Standalone title as soon as it becomes available.