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Forza Horizon 2 Getting Fast & Furious Standalone Expansion

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  • Forza Horizon 2 Getting Fast & Furious Standalone Expansion

    Well this is a bit of an odd one for you today. It seems as though Forza Horizon 2 will soon get a standalone Fast & Furious themed expansion. This is no joke.

    The hugely successful movie franchise is teaming up with the critically acclaimed "Forza" racing series for a video game featuring cars and missions inspired by Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" film series. The downloadable title will serve as an expansion to "Forza Horizon 2," the latest open-world edition of Turn 10 Studios' "Forza Motorsport" game franchise.

    Set before the movie, the game casts players as a driver in France tasked with sourcing vehicles for mechanic Tej Parker (portrayed by Chris "Ludacris" Bridges in the films and game). The automobiles are virtual renditions of those in the "Fast & Furious" movies, such as the iconic 1970 Dodge Charger R/T driven by Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto.

    "We weren't interested in doing yet another movie-based game," said Alan Hartman, studio head at Turn 10. "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."

    Hartman said Universal and the "Fast & Furious" filmmakers provided access to the series' cars, production designs and footage in order to virtually reconstruct them in "Forza Horizon 2." He noted that the vehicles in the "Fast & Furious" expansion would be recreations of cars from the film series - right down to their scratches and customized options.

    The game will include such "Furious 7" rides as 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.

    It certainly cannot be any worse than the last Fast & Furious game, right?