Final Fantasy XV inspired by Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Square Enix has revealed a few snippets of info regarding Final Fantasy XV via its official Twitter account, chief among which includes the revelation that the upcoming JRPG plucks inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

The publishing behemoth made it clear that Final Fantasy XV’s game world is being made with exploration in mind: “The FFXV Universe was created to make the main game FFXV better and create a world people want to get lost in,” it wrote.

The inspiration behind the seamless open world in FFXV is The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.”

Square Enix announced during a special FFXV-themed event earlier this week that the game will finally be debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30, 2016. The JRPG will be receiving a special $270 Ultimate Collector’s Edition limited to 30,000 copies, plus a supporting web anime and a full-fledged CG film. 

Final Fantasy XV was originally announced back in May 2006 as the PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The game was eventually revamped for current-generation consoles a few years back when the project was around 25 percent complete.