Now that Final Fantasy XV released, it seems only natural for an eventual collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV after the one with Lightning from the XIII series. Yoshi-P recently shared his thoughts about it in an interview with 4Gamer.
When asked about the possible collaboration with Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida responded by saying that FFXIV’s collaborations are literal collaborations. Yoshi-P says that they could simply throw in Noctis’ costume whenever, but he’d like to do more than just that.
“That said, it wouldn’t be a collaboration in its true meaning unless we get FFXIV team’s planners to get a good grasp of Final Fantasy XV’s scenario, character traits, their speech patterns, and more,” said Yoshida.
4Gamer adds that things would also be more enjoyable for the players that already know about the character personalities and such. To do that, the Final Fantasy XIV team would need to spend more time to get a deeper understanding of Final Fantasy XV itself.
“Commercially speaking, now that Final Fantasy XV released, it would be a good timing, but that’s not what I’m really thinking about right now,” said Yoshida. “Just like how Lightning’s [collaboration event] was incorporated as part of the Lightning saga, I don’t think it’d be as fun unless we have the four guys from Final Fantasy XV get lost in the middle of their trip and somehow find themselves in Eorzea. When the time comes, we’ll take it seriously.”
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Final Fantasy XV is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.