Furious 7, the latest chapter in the action-packed Fast & Furious movie franchise, isn’t that far off from its April release. With that, Universal Pictures is moving full speed ahead on tie-in promotions with the film – including a partnership with Microsoft’s Xbox division that will bring its collection of cars to a new medium.
A separate expansion to Microsoft’s hit racing game Forza Horizon 2 will be available on March 27, under the name Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious. The game will be offered free of charge in its first week, but will then revert back to its original $9.99 price following the film’s release on April 3rd.
The game, which is its own property and doesn’t require the original Horizon to play, features a number of cars from the film series, including the 1998 Supra, a 70’s Road Runner, and a 70’s Cuda – all cars that are used by Vin Diesel’s Dominic and other characters in the films.
In the game, players will race these vehicles across a number of areas throughout France, in an effort to get them to Tej, a character from the film played by rapper Ludacris. The events will set the stage for what happens in Furious 7, when Dominic’s crew runs head-on into a vengeful criminal, played by Jason Statham.
The trailer below sets the stage for what players can come to expect from the Xbox One game, complete with plenty of high-stakes competition and open-world exploration – items that the original Forza Horizon 2 became known for when it released last September.