It looks like Fast & Furious: Crossroads will be withdrawn from sale less than two years after its August 2020 launch.
An update from Bandai Namco has confirmed that Fast & Furious: Crossroads will be delisted by the end of the month and all sales will end on April 29th, 2022 at 4am BST.
“If you purchased the game digitally, it will remain in your library and can be downloaded again in the future,” reads an update on the game’s official website. “All DLCs purchased before April 29, 2022 can still be used after this date.”
Additionally, the game’s online modes will remain active for the time being. However, it is unclear how long it will take for this to go offline.
Bandai Namco’s critically planned game failed to impress gamers or fans of the Fast & Furious movies. While there’s no official reason for the game being withdrawn from sale, it’s likely the negative reaction has a lot of to do with.
Digital copies of the game will remain in your library, so you can always re-download it in the future if you wish. However, no new copies will be sold after April 29. Plus, you can still use any DLCs you’ve purchased. So don’t worry if you’ve picked up extra rides – they’re safe.
Fast & Furious: Crossroads is described as a team-based vehicular heist action game in which players engage in high-speed heists and adrenaline-pumping stunts alongside the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson.
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IGN’s own review of Fast & Furious: Crossroads called the game “short, superficial and surprisingly simple”.
“It certainly gives glimpses of a game that respects the movie franchise as much as the fans do, with a well-curated vehicle roster, some familiar sequences reflecting some of the most memorable moments from the films, and the occasional cheeky wink at the audience, but overall it is.” Fast & Furious Crossroads a brief and perfunctory relic of an earlier generation.”
Now it looks like it just about reached the finish line.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. you can follow him Twitter.
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