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. “All the art you see in FFXV was created based on the premise that we’re delivering a ‘fantasy [world] based on reality.’” The car itself represents freedom and Prince Noctis’ bond with his father. Tabata echoed this: “I applied my own experiences of being taught how to drive by my father,” Tabata said, ”then later inheriting and driving my father’s car on my own.”
Tabata also revealed “Our 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. That’s why this collaboration is quite unbelievable and a real honor for us.”
Tabata then said what he told the team when making the car “Make it a royal car that would have a value of over $500,000.” Nakaaki then looked at various cars “I looked at everything from Rolls Royce to Mercedes, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, even Maybach and Cadillac.”
Nakaaki then mentioned his favourite features. “I like the flow of the body’s curvature that connects the car’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.”
Tabata also explained the goal of the collaboration “The shared goal is to simply provide our users [and Forza players] with a sense of surprise and fun.”
And to wrap things up Tabata said he'd take the car and “just go all-out and ride hard in places that you’d normally not want to take your luxury car.” And Nabaaki says he'd “like to drive it around locations you won’t find in FFXV, like mountainous roads with lots of curves, or just whizzing at high-speed across a dirt road.”
Forza Horizon 3 is available now for Xbox One and Windows 10.
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Source: Xbox Wire