During CyGames’ anniversary SP stream for Granblue Fantasy, it announced an upcoming crossover event with FFXI. FFXI came out in 2002 in Japan and is the first mainline Final Fantasy MMORPG. The Granblue Fantasy and FFXI crossover event will take place in May 2022. More details on who will be making the journey from Vana’diel will appear closer to that window. [Thanks, Dengeki!]
— グランブルーファンタジー (@granbluefantasy) March 6, 2022
Though the game is twenty years old and with the wildly successful FFXIV existing in the same franchise, FFXI still receives regular updates. In fact, in March 2022 an update went live that adjusted the Treant Ambuscade battle.
During the stream, Emiri Kato and Asami Imai (Vira) cheered with excitement at the announcement. Kato regularly streams the game on her YouTube channel. Yuichi Nakamura (Romeo) is also a big fan of the game, seeing as his Twitter handle is “nakamuraFF11.”
CyGames held multiple collaboration events in Granblue Fantasy with other intellectual properties in the past. Recent examples include crossovers with Gintama, Doraemon, and Uma Musume. Considering its high fantasy setting, Final Fantasy XI characters might not look too out of place.
The Granblue Fantasy and FFXI crossover event launch in May 2022. Granblue Fantasy is readily available worldwide on mobile devices and web browsers. Final Fantasy XI is available on Windows PCs.