Final Fantasy XIV is no stranger to collaborating with other games – especially those nestled within the Final Fantasy series itself. Since the launch of A Realm Reborn fans have enjoyed events featuring Final Fantasy XI, XIII, and items from throughout the mainline series. So what about Final Fantasy XV?
Speaking with 4Gamer (via Gamer Escape), producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared a few words on how such a collaboration could work out.
“The development team had a rough time developing the game,” said Yoshida. “To that extent that they had to delay it. So I don’t really think it’s smart to barge in with a collaboration all of a sudden.
“Besides, when we do collaborations in FFXIV, we really do big events. We can put in Noctis’ costume in the game anytime, but if we were to do a collaboration, I think it would be best if we did a big one. And to do that, the planners have to play the game thoroughly to get the grasp of the characters, their habits, the scenario, and so on.”
With Final Fantasy XV‘s downloadable content on the way and the game having just released, Yoshida notes that now would be the best time to do a collaboration with the game – but he isn’t really considering it in that way. “It wouldn’t be fun if the characters don’t visit Eorzea in some way or the other like Lightning did. When we do the collaboration, we will go all out.”