Final Fantasy XV Director Encourages Fans To Make More Car Memes

By Sato . October 2, 2014 . 5:49am

During a livestream this morning, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata brought up the recent Internet memes featuring Noctis and his buddies in a car, looking off to the side. That scene from the game has been Photoshopped in a number of ways, including one of the more amusing examples that you see above.

 

Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto isn’t too crazy about the meme, but it turns out that Tabata finds it pretty hilarious. As a result, Square Enix have released art assets of this scene (and two others) for fans to mess around with.

 

 

Above are the art assets in question. They’re PNG files with transparency enabled, so you won’t have to mess around with erasing the white spaces around the characters. Just click on the images to access their enlarged versions and download the PNGs.

 

It’s a smart move on Tabata’s part—he sees an opportunity to get fans to market the game, even if they are poking fun of it at times. The more important thing is that people are talking about Final Fanasy XV.

 

Final Fantasy XV is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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  • Brandonmkii

    Quick, somebody shop Jurassic Park in there, if it hasn’t already been done.

    • baterism

      Here you go. I also don’t know whether it has been done before or not.
      edit: no image?

      • disqus_sLWeWfzzbA

        Lol it’s like they thought hmm lets park our car in the balamb garden from ff vIII xD

      • Brandonmkii

        Aw yeahhhhhhhhh

      • Julia González

        XD haha

  • Ardus

    Now that is a man that knows the value of free publicity.

  • Go2hell66

    this irritates me to no end but im not sure why…

    • shytende

      Well, it’s a pretty cynical marketing move.

      And it save them lots of money.

      I can understand it, but I don’t mind that much.

      • James Reilly

        Well at least it’s a marketing move where fans can have fun with because at the end of the day we can get a few laughs without having the obligation to buy the game.

    • Kango234

      He’s just making lemonade out of lemons.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      …this will ease the hate ….lol

  • Kuromadou

    summoning all of the photoshop experts to the battle.

    • Setsu Oh

      what do you think they wear? black robes or white ones(with red on it)?

  • Zangetsu777

    This is still the best one. LMAO

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      I worry about what will happen next. Probably for the best ‘cus Noctis having the same personality as Zoolander would be really really really ridiculously fun. I bet Idona is boiling like a hot potato.

    • Lalum

      B^U

    • J_Joestar

      careful of freak gasoline fight accidents.

  • zuuum

    I don’t know why but I totally love this idea!

  • Setsu Oh

    we need some musume akb 48 close quarter concert shop here!

  • Sato

    You asked for it, Square Enix.

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      You monster! Those poor boys are gonna have nightmares tonight.

    • Namuro

      “Whoo! Dance for me, baby! Dance! Shake those Moogles!!”

  • kylehyde

    What about boyband memes, did we feel encouraged to continue with those too?

  • Cheesy12

    I “tried”

    • Lilburrito

      I died….

  • Sato

    This one goes out to kylehyde.

    … okay, back to work!

  • Yan Zhao

    Lol pretty cool of them to provide the images.

  • Guest

    Final Fantasy XV and Mario.

    • I just noticed the side-view mirror has a zipper.

      • omg that’s ridiculous xD

        Now humanity has an answer to the age-old question, “How do you ‘Nomura-up’ a car”?

        • Sigfried Silverblade

          Is it supposed to be some sort of light?
          On the mirror?

          • Akuosa

            There are some models of cars around that have extra “turning lights” (sorry, english is so not my first language lol) in the side-view mirrors, I’m guessing that’s what it is.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        You mean you see *Tetsuya Nomura* all over the car

      • Go2hell66

        nah its just a reflection of the road railings

        • Ohh, that’s what it is. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what that was supposed to be. It was a little too neatly aligned for it to look like a random reflection.

          • Haganeren

            Well, i really didn’t personally.

      • DesmaX

        oh god

      • AuraGuyChris

        Nomura wouldn’t go THAT far, I think.

        Besides, it is a road railing reflection.

  • Mila

    Ingis lost his way in Gran Pulse

    • s07195

      “Look guys, the universe we were almost stuck in!”

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      Throw eggs at her and drive like hell!

  • disqus_sLWeWfzzbA

    FF XV meets the sloth.

    • disqus_sLWeWfzzbA

      The sloth 2.15

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      boat cars confirmed

    • SerChief

      O mai, I love everything about this

  • On the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • sennight

    Almost as good as luigi death stare.

  • Guest

    FFXV meets KH.

    • I hope this’ll be in KH3.

  • ChaDav8

    I had to do it…. xD

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      Prompto, is that your older brother?

      • Jackie

        nah its my similar look alike cousin xD

  • Repede91

    Pretty smart. I bet Square wants this to become their arrow to the knee.

    • Godmars

      Yeah, but Skyrim came out to earn that meme during gameplay.

      • Calintz YT

        Skyrim didn’t earn shit, and that has nothing to do with how memes are made anyway. They are born as a result of social media from any source .

        • Godmars

          And people didn’t start using the phrase because they played the game or saw videos made specifically about the knee thing?

          And still, that game was finished. No one knows when this one will be out or what will be generated from honest gameplay.

  • Godmars

    So using social media popularity to make up for any shortcomings the game will likely have.

    • John Sotomayor

      That’s exaggeration at best and speculation at worst. Using social networking is key for many companies nowadays. This was an incredibly smart PR move: to seize what the fans have been doing without monopolizing it. It’s brilliant.

    • César H. Sandoval

      Fans get too sensitive, the guy is just making fun of himself and the game, a nice thing to have.

      More Japanese developers should learn a thing from that.

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        Self-deprecated is a ballsy way of making people laugh.

        So far, XV seems to be more funny than XIII-2’s valley girl Serah, Mog saying Kupo, Chocolina or those baby flans, all which made me cringe in anger and despair.

    • Calintz YT

      That’s not what is happening in the slightest. He think it’s funny and going along with. Is it a smart PR move? Sure, but no one is claiming it will make up for anything. You know very little about the game yet you speak as if you’ve played it, which is perhaps the most ignorant thing you can do.

      • Godmars

        Have to disagree. Yes, he likely considers it funny, but he’s also thinking its making the game look more appealing to new fans. People who are going to be aware of the franchise’s history, but not familiar with it. Want nothing from it but still buy the game because its popular.

        Regardless of anything else.

  • Land of Green Pasture

    I know I’m not good at this… so…

  • CycloneFox

    Oh oh! Lemme try!

    • Jey

      hell a pic like this could be IN the game lol

  • FlowenRain

    :P

  • Bradley Steven Merritt
  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Final Fantasy XV South Central

    #You’re in the wrong neighborhood motherfucker

    • FlowenRain

      You win in my book..For now. lol

      • Guest

        just getting started

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      had to

      • YES!

      • urbanscholar

        AHAHA!!

      • Anime10121

        I got dese Hi-Potions :V

        I’ll suck yo ultima weapon:V

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          Korea let her self go

  • Quan Chi

    Saturday Night Live Head Bop, White Chicks Sing Along, and Drive-Thru Bebop…….GO!

    • J_Joestar

      What is Love?

  • Eder García

    Luigi death stare version plz

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    That’s… the example of real badass Yakuza

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    • Warboss Aohd

      Caim sure does love Murder.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    we’re f**ked

    • Lilburrito

      What is this from?

      • Moofarbubu

        Drakengard…2? I think?

        • Anime10121

          Nah, thats the first Drakengard!

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    can you play ryhtym game?

    • Sydney Losstarot

      Ahhh man, Drakengard 3 is the second game a raged quit on the final boss and never beat. The first one was Rouge Galaxy. I still need to watch the endings on youtube sometime. Hopefully dodging and attacking in FFXV isn’t like a rhythm game where you die on one mess up at then have to skip a cut scene and then watch the opening of a fight before replaying again and again. Sort of reminds me of the Dragon’s Lair arcade game.

  • Definitely no Wey

    Done :P

    • Darkbright

      I’m saving this. >.>

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    FF14: Lord of the Zippers

    • Kornera

      They seem to be taking the hobbit to Isengard

      • Natalie Rath

        THEY ARE TAKING THE HOBBIT TO ISENGARD!

  • DesmaX
  • Guest
    • Mugiwara

      What the name of Manga?! O.o

      • Woofant

        Gyo. Prepare for gross imagery if you’re planning on reading it.

        • Mugiwara

          Thanks for the warning and for the name. :D

  • Freud_Hater

    Very smart PR move!

  • Tonton Ramos

    Careful someone’s head will be blown off…

    • J_Joestar

      SUPER FIGHTIN ROBOT!

      • courier69

        FIGHTING TO SAVE THE WORLD!

  • Calintz YT

    This is a pretty brillaint move. He’s aware that mockery and ridicule are some of our favorite forms of humor, so he is going along with it. Well played, Tabata. This is a good way of marketing the game.

  • rekka_zan

    gotta try

  • Namuro

    “Yo, girl! Pass the ball!”

  • Guest

    Lightning Returns.

  • raeldor

    Lightning Returns.

    • raeldor

      Apologize for the multiple posts. First one got posted as guest for some reason. :(

  • Jackie

    Promto: hi five marshmallow!
    noct, glad, ignis: >_> …

  • AuraGuyChris

    Thank god for PNG format!

  • Jackie

    ….

  • Captain Levi

    I… Just look at the comments.

  • icup ✔️

    welcome home

    • Valtiel Ikari

      HARDO GAY!

      • Jey

        Haado to be specific lol

        • Black Heaven

          ahem, HAAAAAAAAADO GEEEEEEEEEEEI!!!!

        • Valtiel Ikari

          sei sei sei sei sei!

      • Solace Shimizu

        Fuuuuuuu~!

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        lmao

  • sadisticsoldier

  • harmonyworld

    Yes, this is good!

  • Kroz

    Nice to see Tabata has a sense of humor. Now I’m hoping there is a fast food drive thru in the game as an easter egg.

    p.s. The comment sections memes make no sense and I think this is why I can’t stop laughing.

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    I wanna try!!!

    • Jey

      awesome

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      What is wrong with Ignis? Would he rather dirty DmC Dante?

    • That is amazing.

    • Kuromadou

      DANTE MY MAN

  • Captain Levi

    • xAKUM3TSUx

      That titans like “Whaddup doe!”

  • Faust

    Had to. Why did no one put fights up yet? :P

  • dragoon_slayer12

    That’s actually pretty cool of him. Much respect. S-E have been tight asses for a while now, at least he’s having fun and giving fans encouragement to have more. Hopefully this refelcts in the final product

  • Haru
  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Guess this one.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    And this one…

  • Vallen

    Haha this is amazing!!

  • Emmonuel

  • Mew Ashley

    Mine lol

  • Phillip Otoole

    because why not?

  • Mew Ashley

    And another one

  • JustThisOne
    • JustThisOne

      L-Last one, I promise!

      SO PUTCHA HANDS UP

    • Learii

      lol the first 2 funny its like they checking out the girl and the car

  • Dylan Neill

    So uh… Does this count as a car meme?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQJrz76-998

    • Dylan Neill

      Wait why is there two of my comments? I broke the website didn’t I…

  • Aporon

    Has nobody made this yet?

  • Lilburrito

    I haven’t laughed this much in a long time. Thanks all you users posting these lovely memes!

  • Learii

    let us go to a drive through in FF XV so we can order stuffs to eat lol,

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    Some of these are really funny!

  • Lol at today’s companies’ thirst for something to go “viral”.

  • Mugiwara

    I should probably add this article to favs. >.>

  • Mowafaq

    One more :P

  • Jovanny Rodriguez

    .__.

  • Julia González

    =D

    • Marc Chowdhury

      Welcome to Jurassic Fantasy.

  • Andrew

    Visiting some friends:

    • Marc Chowdhury

      Welcome to Jurassic Fantasy.
      LMAO.

  • Mowafaq

    Best car ever!!

    • Michieie

      I’d like to see one with the Winchesters and the Impala.

      >tfw no photoshop to work with.

      • Guest

        sup bros

      • Laurel

        ..

        • Michieie

          I love you.

  • Triplicity

    Your previous director of Type-0 and Crisis Core, ladies and gentlemen. What a bro.

  • Snorlaxation

    I think it’s cool that he appreciates it. And even gave us more ammunition to work with. Still not sure how the game will turn out overall, but this gives me more hope, or at least, more appreciation.

  • yeldes

    ; )

  • Maia Kasoya

    This comments section is a gold mine.

  • KazukiNanbu

    am i late for the party?

    • JustThisOne

      YES I AM

    • UkiyaSeed

      Yare yare daze

  • Lazar

    Oh kyary, you’re so cool.

  • Lazar

    What seat should I taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake?

  • Lazar

    Kyary up in this party.

  • Guest

    Sent these boys to Mardi Gras

  • Guest

    What do they think about older combat system ?

  • Cid Styles

    What do they think about older combat system ?

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1341/5091/original.jpg

  • Michieie

    Haha, it’s kind of like Tabata is trolling Hashimoto for encouraging people to spread the meme.

    Now if they’re checking the meme’s tag on Twitter….

  • Cid Styles

    Well…

    • Kumomeme

      this kind he want

  • Kumomeme

    this show how cool and open minded tabata is
    also show how smart he is taking this chance to promoting and adding hype to game,while this was great chance to spread this game ‘culture’

    look how skyrim does before?full of meme,it was fun
    i expect a specific post on neogaf incoming

  • Yeah, this is quite a very funny meme, especially if you pasted it over a right image. I think I saw of a vid of this before.

  • Michael C. Main

    I couldn’t resist.

    THE GUN IS GOOD!

  • Filiberto Cisneros

    High hopes

  • Steven Higgins

    Dat Gladio ass… O.O

  • LDM

    Where going to lay this one down, real thick like cold milk!

    • LDM

      Just another day in San Andreas. My final post.

  • Kneewrote

    Sorry for double post. Picture didn’t show up on the first post.

    • Vash bane

      lmao good one

  • Gotta love da booty

  • ruoken

    must go faster

  • ruoken

    let them fight!

  • Mowafaq

    :)

  • ruoken

    dang!

    • lordsofskulls

      lol i just saw David Spade in Horseshoe Casino stand up gig ;p

  • ruoken

    this is sparta!

  • ruoken

    brother higher!! ROGER!!!

  • Guest

    Noctis: This Behemoth looks slightly different…

  • Guest

    noctis: back to the 13 era

  • Guest

    Everybody’s working for the weekend!

  • ruoken

    :P

  • Raida

    …..

  • Cosmos Black

    :/

    • Cosmos Black

      A less risque image than my first one…

      :/

  • toki

    party on dudes!

  • Hosanna Sookra

    Hope you guys get the joke….

  • Of course I had to add some Monster Hunter to this.

    • Reza Reita

      sure

    • Dent

      WE CAN’T STOP HERE! THIS IS RATHALOS COUNTRY!

  • Guest

    Turn back! TURN BACK!!

  • alexis cortes

    Sorry for the double post, i thought it didn’t work.

  • Guest

    oh HI CLOUD !!!

  • Guest

    yo.

  • Nguyen Uy Vu

    oh well, sorry for the double post. I think my internet got lag

  • smallminddesign

    Weeeee

  • Ralopoz

    This article’s comment section is full of so much win

  • toki

    shoe throwers

  • toki

    lol im surprised i havent seen anyone do this yet

  • Alphabet Soup

    Gotta get your hair done up right and spiked for that drive-thru!

  • Kitestwinblades

    Robaatos was certainly ready for this. Old but fitting song and whats better is the length is perfect.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YSWoLtFUYg&index=1&list=FLBKUXpxfJZXvn5BSQLvzFdA

  • Justin Gibson

    what I did at work

  • toki

    the true story behind pee wee’s missing bike :O

  • toki

    off to another adventure :)

  • Had to do it…

    • Ronldbx6

      lol, classic

  • Vallen

    The boys meet the other boys

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Everyone loves Tecmo

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Everyone loves Tecmo 2

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Everyone loves Tecmo 3

  • hellrunrock

    raiden desu

  • hellrunrock

    ….

  • ShadowDivz

    Why pay for marketing when the fans will do it for you?

  • Guest

    “Whe arrive just in time”

  • Guest
  • Laurel

    someone suggested Winchesters..

    • Michieie

      Beautiful men hunting monsters while traveling in an awesome car.

      SPN or FFXV?

  • Tard: I hope you’re all lost.

  • Prompto: We’re finally here!!!

  • Ignis: Pssh…these girls want a race eh?

  • Prompto: Big jell-o…maybe it’s friendly!

  • Noctis: Ignis, step on it!
    Ignis: I cannot help but marvel.
    Prompto: Holy Fabula~
    It’s a dinosaur~
    Etro damn~
    What the f–

  • Noctis: I don’t remember anything about this car being a submarine.
    Ignis: This is nothing.

  • Jono Charles Davey

    This increases my respect for the guy.

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