Square Enix and SEGA have come together and released a collaborative trailer. This is because Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV, and SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online 2 are coming together for a collaborative event later this summer. One of the producers of Final Fantasy even appeared on stage to go with the surprise announcement.
Phantasy Star Festa 2016, a big Phantasy Star Online 2 fan event in Tokyo, was yesterday. Naoki Yoshida, also known as Yoshi-P, made a guest appearance at the event alongside the surprise announcement. They announced the crossover event, and that it would be coming later this summer. Then they showed a trailer showcasing just how deadly Odin is. Despite valiant attempts to combat him using the PSO2 energy based weapon system, he manages to wipe out the entire party with one hit of his iconic zantetsuken attack.
The crossover will bring Odin into the Phantasy Star Online 2 universe as a boss fight. It will also bring in the ever-popular Miqo’te race, or at least costumes based around their style. This is of course all coming from Final Fantasy XIV into the world of Phantasy Star Online 2, and not the other way around. PSO2 has already done a few crossovers such as the one with Tales of Zestiria, and one with Valkyria Chronicles.
Both Phantasy Star Online 2, and Final Fantasy XIV are very popular MMORPGs. Albeit in different styles, with PSO2 being heavily science fiction, and FF XIV leaning more on fantasy. That is probably why it is just FF XIV going into PSO 2 and not some sort of event that players of either game can go into. There is also no word as to whether FF XIV will be getting any items from PSO 2 this summer, or if it will all stay one way.
Square Enix and SEGA recently announced a collaboration between the two of them where Odin and the Miqo’te will be crossing over from Final Fantasy XIV and into the world of Phantasy Star Online 2. This will be happening summer 2016. So, how do you feel about crossovers in games? Should they stick to a developers own titles, are they the greatest thing since sliced bread, do you think they just shouldn’t happen at all, or perhaps you’re somewhere in between?
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Written by Spencer Havens