With the ninth Fast and Furious film delayed to a 2021 release because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fast and Furious Crossroads is going to be the only time fans get to spend with the family this year. It's actually out today for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No, really, there's even a new launch trailer to prove it.
For a while after the early March delay of F9, the fate of Crossroads was uncertain. It initially stuck to a late-May release date before being pushed out to today, August 7. Despite a lack of fanfare in the lead-up to launch, it's here now.
We're still waiting on review code, but between this new trailer and the gameplay reveal from earlier this year, it's not hard to get a sense of what Crossroads is going for. It has at least some of the cast from the films—Dom, Letty, and Roman are present, and played by Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson. Between bouts of taking down other cars, it looks like Crossroads tries to serve up the kind of big set piece moments the later-era Fast films have become known for: cars swerving to avoid wrecking balls, jumping over a giant bucket wheel excavator, and doing... well, something ridiculously implausible to try and stop a rocket launch.
Unless Crossroads ends up being the thing that finally takes Fast and Furious to space, that rocket scene is probably the game's climax—after all, the trailers for The Fate of the Furious totally spoiled the submarine. What's more surprising, to me at least, is that Peter Stormare plays the bad guy! Surely, someone who is as good as playing villains as Stormare is (seriously, he's fantastic as Satan in Constantine) should be a bigger part of the marketing for this.
According to some early user reviews on Steam, the PC version lacks keyboard controls, which is a bit concerning. Crossroads might be arriving in rough shape, which could make a Stormare snub the least of its problems.