There's about to be a little Assassin’s Creed in your Final Fantasy, and vice versa.
Ubisoft has announced that the Assassin’s Creed Origins and Final Fantasy XV development teams are collaborating to pay homage to each other’s gaming universes.
The collaboration kicks off on August 30, when Final Fantasy XV players who have obtained the Dream Egg from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival event will be gifted an Assassin outfit for Noctis.
The next day, a free Assassin’s Festival DLC will be available for Final Fantasy XV, which adds new activities will be available for players to participate in at the town of Lestallum.
The Assassin’s Festival will also feature themed items and features, including abilities that enable Noctis to explore more like an Assassin and even use some of the Assassins’ more well-known abilities.
There were hints of the impending collaboration in the Final Fantasy XV trailer from November of last year, the Assassin’s Creed Origins announcement trailer, and most recently, the Assassin’s Creed Origins Gamescom trailer.
Apparently the idea for the crossover was hatched almost three years ago at an informal meeting between members of the two studios during the Tokyo Game Show.
"This collaboration is the result of being huge fans," said Ubisoft Montreal game director Ashraf Ismail.
"There’s a lot of respect between the two teams and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to pay homage to each other’s work."
In related news, Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata told Polygon that fan feedback will dictate whether women play a larger role in DLC for the dude-heavy game.
"I really do have that desire to depict Luna as an even stronger female personality," Tabata said.
"Obviously the first mission is to get ‘Episode Ignis’ [the third piece of story-based DLC] out. Then when we decided what we do with 15 after, is to decide that together with the fans and community and opinions.
"First priority you want to see [in future DLC] is Luna? That’s something that I can agree with very well. I’ve also got incredible motivation to do that."