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Forza Horizon is getting a free, standalone, Fast & Furious expansion

by Eric Frederiksen | February 26, 2015February 26, 2015 12:15 pm EST

The team behind Forza Horizon 2 has teamed up with the producers of the Fast & Furious film franchise, according to a report from the Associated Press, to release what might be the first fun game the series has seen.

In the spirit of games like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the product is considered an expansion for its parent game, but does not require that you own Forza Horizon 2 to play it, as it is a standalone product. On top of that, the expansion will be free for a couple weeks before and just after the Fast & Furious‘ latest movie, Furious 7, releases on April 3. Starting April 10, the price will jump up to $10.

The game is set before the movie and puts you in the shoes of a driver in France (where Forza Horizon 2 is set) acquiring cars for the film’s mechanic portrayed by Ludacris in both the movies and the game. The series’ trademark cars, such as the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, driven by Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto, will appear in the game thanks to production designs and footage provided by the filmmakers.

Information is scarce on just what the standalone pack will contain. Will it simply make use of the Forza Horizon 2 maps with different races and voice overs, or will it, as a standalone, have its own map? I also try not to make a judgment on a game before it hits, but the pairing of Turn 10/Playground Games and the Fast & Furious franchise seems like a great match and could make for a pretty entertaining game.

We’ll find out whether there’s any truth to that when the game releases on March 27.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...