The world of Fast & Furious is colliding with the world of Forza and it is amazing. To celebrate the release of the upcoming Fast 7 movie, Universal Studios and Xbox have gotten together to create Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.

This crazy combination sees a collection of cars from the various movies make their way into Forza Horizon 2’s idyllic southern French countryside. You start off getting recruited by Tej Parker, and his in-game character is actually voiced by Ludacris. Your job as new driver for the crew is to help secure all the cool cars they need for their next mission.

Best of all, this is a standalone expansion. That means that you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it or download it. And did I mention that it’s free? The Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious game launches on March 27th, and it will be a free download until April 10th. If you miss out on the two-week launch window, the game will jump up to $10 in price. It will be available on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, but certain features, like access to the Forza Hub app, are exclusive to Xbox One.

If you ever wanted to bomb around in that sweet Charger R/T that Vin Diesel drove in the movies, this looks to be your best chance.

Continue reading to learn more about "Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious."

Why it matters

Fast & Furious is a franchise that has been just begging for a video game, but far too often licensed games are handed off to the lowest bidder and the resulting product is less-than-stellar. By teaming up with huge powerhouses in the world of racing, Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games, Universal Studios is ensuring this popular movie series will get the digital treatment it deserves. The fact that this new expansion is based in the world of Forza Horizon 2 not only made the game quicker and easier to develop, it makes it much cheaper, which explains, in part, why Microsoft is offering it for free. Even after the free offer is over, the game will still only cost $10.

Currently Microsoft is saying that there will be “more than 11 cars” from the movies in the game. I hope that over time that number will grow. Imagine if you could drive all your favorite cars from all the movies in the world of Forza Horizon 2. It sounds like a pretty great time to me.

Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 Review Screenshots / Gameplay
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Forza Horizon 2 is latest title in the Forza Motorsports family of racing games. Horizon 2 sees players thrown into the middle of a large-scale automotive event that has been loosely based on road rallies like the Gumball 3000 and Bull Run. The game takes place along the Mediterranean coast in areas like the south of France and northern Italy. The game is sold for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles from Microsoft. For more information regarding this game you can read our full TopSpeed Tested review here.

Press Release

Today, Xbox and Universal Partnerships & Licensing announced an unprecedented partnership to bring a unique, standalone expansion to millions of Xbox fans worldwide.

For the first time, the thrilling driving and amazing cars of Forza, the highest-rated racing series of the past 10 years, are combining with the blockbuster Fast & Furious film franchise to create an original adventure filled with high-speed automotive action in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.

Launching on March 27, 2015, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is a standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The all-new expansion will put players behind the wheel of iconic vehicles from the Fast & Furious film series, including exciting new cars appearing in Universal Pictures’ Furious 7, in theaters April 3. Players do not need to have purchased or played Forza Horizon 2 in order to download and enjoy the open-world adventure.

“Forza is synonymous with racing and fun, so it’s only natural for us to work with one of the most celebrated automotive entertainment franchises in the world,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “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.”

To celebrate the launch of Furious 7, this standalone expansion will be available at no charge for a limited two-week period. Beginning on March 27 and continuing through April 10, 2015, players can download the expansion on Xbox One or Xbox 360 at no charge. After April 10, the expansion will cost $10, but players who downloaded it for free during the two-week window can continue to play without restriction.

“Furious 7 is the latest installment in our enormously successful franchise, and partnering with the world-class team at Turn 10 Studios offered an exceptional opportunity to thank our fans in an exciting way,” said Bill Kispert, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “In this adventure, fans will experience the thrill of the Fast & Furious series’ most iconic cars through the amazing gameplay of Forza. We can’t think of a better combination for gamers and movie fans alike.”

In Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, players will be recruited by Fast & Furious expert mechanic Tej Parker, voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, to source cars for the Fast & Furious crew’s next big mission. Players will take part in a series of thrilling car challenges set in the idyllic south of France, challenges inspired by both the Fast & Furious films and Forza’s legendary gameplay.

As players complete game challenges, they will unlock new cars that can be added to their collection and can be driven throughout the open world in free roam play. Players will also be able to take photos of their favorite cars in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious and share them with fellow Forza players via the official Forza Web site and the Forza Hub app on Xbox One.

See below for a list of some of the special edition vehicles that will be featured in the game:

1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition
2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition
2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition

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