It looks as though Fast & Furious: Crossroads is being pulled from sale less than two years after it launched in August 2020.
An update from Bandai Namco has confirmed that Fast & Furious: Crossroads will be delisted by the end of the month, will all sales ending on April 29, 2022, at 4am CEST.
“If you bought the game digitally it will remain in your library and can be redownloaded in the future,” says an update on the game’s official website. “Any DLCs purchased before April 29, 2022, will still be available to use after this date.”
Additionally, the game’s online modes will also remain active for the time being. How long before that goes offline is anyone’s guess, however.
The critically panned game from Bandai Namco didn’t exactly win over gamers or fans of the Fast & Furious films. Although there’s no official reason given for the game being pulled from sale, it’s likely that the negative response has a lot to do with it.
Digital copies of the game will remain in your library, so you can always re-download it in the future if you want. But no new copies will be sold after April 29. Additionally, you can still use any DLC you’ve purchased. So, don’t worry if you’ve picked up any additional rides – they’re safe.
Fast & Furious: Crossroads is described as a team-based vehicular heist action game with players taking on high-speed heists and adrenaline-fueled stunts alongside the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson.
But don’t get too excited…
IGN’s own Fast & Furious: Crossroads review called the game “short, shallow, and surprisingly simple”.
“There are certainly glimpses of a game that respects the film franchise as much as fans do, with a well-curated vehicle roster, some familiar sequences that riff on some of the most memorable moments from the movies, and the occasional cheeky wink at the audience, but overall Fast & Furious Crossroads is a short and superficial relic of a previous generation.”
Now, it looks as though it barely got to the finishing line.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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