Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata had a lot to share during his recent Active Time Report at Gamescom 2015, and he still had a little bit more to reveal in an interview with Famitsu.
During the interview with Famitsu, Tabata mentioned that he’s just been allowed to make public that Final Fantasy XV and Just Cause 3 developers Avalance Studios are working on a technical collaboration for Final Fantasy XV.
According to Tabata, the technology behind Just Cause’s aerial controls are highly unique, and the way it is done seamlessly is something that you don’t see often from other games or studios.
“We don’t have any knowhow when it comes to that, so during this year’s GDC we spoke with them, and they also showed some interest in the technology behind Final Fantasy XV, so the talks continued from there, and now I’ve been given the permission to make it public just today,” says Tabata. “This is something that barely started out, but it’s something of which both the Final Fantasy XV team and Avalanche Studio team have very high expectations.
Famitsu asks what kind of aerial control technologies from Just Cause are they planning to implement into Final Fantasy XV.
“My personal goal is to implement airships that can fly around in full-scale,” responds Tabata. “I’m not certain whether we’ll be able to make it on time for the retail release, but I think we should do even if it means releasing it after as a download. I’d like to have the challenge of being able to fly around the world. I would like to experience that, and I’m sure the fans would also like to experience that, too.