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Final Fantasy XV joins the growing list of Final Fantasy games to collaborate with Tomb Raider

Final Fantasy XV joins the growing list of Final Fantasy games to collaborate with Tomb Raider

Written by Brayden — 08 Apr 2018

Square Enix has announced at PAX East 2018 that Final Fantasy XV is joining the growing list of games in the series to collaborate with Square Enix's Tomb Raider franchise.

We don't have any details yet about what the collaboration will include other than that it's with the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 14, 2018. It is the sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider and will complete Lara Croft's origins trilogy.

It is being developed by Square Enix's Eidos Montreal, who are have previously developed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Thief and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided but also assisted with the development of Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Crystal Dynamics, the developers of Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider are assisting but their focus is currently on The Avengers project.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be unveiled on April 27, 2018 so we may hear more then. While E3 2018 and Gamescom 2018 also seem like good bets.

But as mentioned, this joins the growing list of Final Fantasy games to collaborate with Tomb Raider.

The Final Fantasy XIII team collaborated with Crystal Dynamics after traveling to their studio to see their then in development Tomb Raider reboot. This started when director Motomu Toriyama spoke to the Eidos studios after Square Enix had acquired them, wishing to learn how they developed games. This would later lead to a Tomb Raider schema DLC for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to help celebrate the release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Crystal Dynamics would also receive a special thanks on Lightning Returns' credits.

And much more recently, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius collaborated with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (also developed by Crystal Dynamics) to help promote the new live action Tomb Raider movie. This saw Lara Croft become a unit in the game.

This collaboration could mean something similar to the Assassin's Creed Origins event from last year or something more similar to the recent Half-Life or Tekken 7 collaborations. Let the speculation begin.






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