The 'Fast & Furious' franchise races its way into 'Forza Horizon 2'
As successful as the Fast & Furious film franchise has been over the past several years, it has yet to stage a similar renaissance in the video game world. It’s odd, considering video games love just about everything the Fast & Furious franchise loves: fast cars, big explosions, wild stunts, and living life a quarter mile at a time.
However, outside of a few arcade racers and not-terribly-notable mobile games, there really hasn’t been a standout Fast & Furious video game experience. That could change on March 27, when the Furious franchise comes to the very popular (and very good) racing game Forza Horizon 2 for a standalone downloadable expansion called Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.
According to The Associated Press, the game is set before Furious 7 and will task players with sourcing cars in Paris for Tej Parker, the mechanic played in both the game and movie by Ludacris. Of course, those cars will be digital renditions of iconic Furious rides, like Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.
The game—which does not require Forza Horizon 2 to play—will be available for download free of charge until April 10, one week after Furious 7‘s April 3 release date. Afterwards, it’ll cost $10.