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In an interview with Famitsu (as translated by Siliconera), Hajime Tabata, game director for Final Fantasy XV, revealed that his studio is collaborating with Avalanche Studios in hopes of leveraging Just Cause 3‘s flying technology. According to Tabata, Just Cause 3 utilizes one of the most “unique” and easy-to-use aerial controls in the industry, something Final Fantasy XV is trying to implement.
?We don?t have any know-how when it comes to that, so during this year?s GDC we spoke with them, and they also showed some interest in the technology behind Final Fantasy XV, so the talks continued from there, and now I?ve been given the permission to make it public just today,? said Tabata. ?This is something that barely started out, but it?s something of which both the Final Fantasy XV team and Avalanche Studio team have very high expectations.”
When Famitsu asked in what way Tabata would want to implement these flying controls, he claimed they would like to have “airships that can fly around in full scale.” He expressed his concern that this feature may not make it in before release, but that he believes it will play a part in the game at some point down the road.
Just Cause 3 is set for release on December 1st of this year while Final Fantasy XV is slated for release sometime in 2016. Both games will be available on PS4 and Xbox One, but as of now only Just Cause 3 will be coming to PC.