The studio behind the Project Cars games just might be working on a racing game based on The Fast and the Furious film series.
The news was hinted at in an unusual way, with Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell letting word slip not in a press release or an interview, but during a livestream. YouTuber SpotTheOzzie was streaming Project Cars 2 when Bell joined on for an impromptu interview and proceeded to spill the beans.
“Guess what the latest Need for Speed game [Payback] is doing, and have a think about which Hollywood film they’re copying,” Bell said on the stream. “And then I can tell you we have a six year deal with that major Hollywood company that’ll beat what Need for Speed is doing. For the next six years.”
The Hollywood series that Bell refers to is, of course, Fast and Furious. As several fans quickly realized from Need for Speed Payback‘s E3 trailer, that game has borrowed several stunts from the Fast and Furious movies, and even seem to reference the movies in a few lines of dialogue. A direct deal with the franchise, though, would allow for much more.
Of course, we likely won’t see these games any time soon. Project Cars 2 is still two days away from release. Still, a “six year deal” implies that we might have many more games to come.