Microsoft and Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy XV's Regalia is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on August 1, 2017.
The Regalia will be available as a free download for everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 and/or Final Fantasy XV by August 1. Forza players will be able to redeem it through the in-game messaging system while Final Fantasy XV players will be able to redeem it via the Xbox Live messaging system.
Final Fantasy XV artist Yasuko Nakaaki and director Hajime Tabata both discussed the collaboration as well.
Nakaaki says the Regalia is part of a larger theme. â€œAll the art you see in FFXV was created based on the premise that weâ€™re delivering a â€˜fantasy [world] based on reality.â€™â€ The car itself represents freedom and Prince Noctisâ€™ bond with his father. Tabata echoed this: â€œI applied my own experiences of being taught how to drive by my father,â€ Tabata said, â€then later inheriting and driving my fatherâ€™s car on my own.â€
Tabata also revealed â€œOur ties with Forza run deeper, the reason being, one of the games that we looked to as reference when we were creating our road trip-game was Forza Horizon 2. Thatâ€™s why this collaboration is quite unbelievable and a real honor for us.â€
Tabata then said what he told the team when making the car â€œMake it a royal car that would have a value of over $500,000.â€ Nakaaki then looked at various cars â€œI looked at everything from Rolls Royce to Mercedes, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, even Maybach and Cadillac.â€
Nakaaki then mentioned his favourite features. â€œI like the flow of the bodyâ€™s curvature that connects the carâ€™s masculine and powerful front grill to its more feminine and elegant rear section. I especially like how the rear fender swells out from the upper surface of the doors into the curvatures joining the rear trunk.â€
Tabata also explained the goal of the collaboration â€œThe shared goal is to simply provide our users [and Forza players] with a sense of surprise and fun.â€
And to wrap things up Tabata said he'd take the car and â€œjust go all-out and ride hard in places that youâ€™d normally not want to take your luxury car.â€ And Nabaaki says he'd â€œlike to drive it around locations you wonâ€™t find in FFXV, like mountainous roads with lots of curves, or just whizzing at high-speed across a dirt road.â€
Forza Horizon 3 is available now for Xbox One and Windows 10.
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Source: Xbox Wire