When one particular game features references to another game, it creates a lot of excitement in the gaming community.
Even the ones who have not played either of the two games in the recent past get quite curious about the kind of references made and the possible effect it has had on the overall gameplay. Recently, a newly launched expansion pack on The Sims 4 carried certain references to Final Fantasy 14.
According to an online report, The Sims 4’s players, who tried out the newly released Werewolves expansion, stumbled upon a bunch of references to Final Fantasy 14 in the text-based descriptions of some of the newly arrived items. Final Fantasy 14, as one would know, is a multiplayer online game by Square Enix. The game has been lauded for its incredible mechanisms and gripping narrative.
One of the earliest spotted Final Fantasy 14 items in the game was the ‘Racked Teak-a Greatshelves’ which refers to Shadowbringers’ Rak’tikaGreatwood location. In this cross-referencing, the official Twitter account of The Sims 4 found a great opportunity to draw in some good engagement by talking about it. The account posted a tweet that had “LA-HEE!”, a reference to the theme song of the location, written.
For my fellow Eorzean Simmers, here are the Raktika – I mean, ahem… "Racked Teak-a Greatshelves"
(I wrote this pretty soon after finishing Shadowbringers, can you blame me? FFXIV has forever taken over my brain 🤭) pic.twitter.com/AA4DZCzeqM
— SimGuruNova ☀️ (@SimGuruNova) June 15, 2022
That wasn't the only one, by the way pic.twitter.com/zkmYVlbq36
— SimGuruNov-AWOOO (@SimGuruNova) June 15, 2022
Through text, references are made to the ‘Warriors of Write’. There is also a mention of ‘Who Brings Shadow’, which happens to be the theme song of the expansion. Molly, more popularly known as SimGuruNova, has been a producer on The Sims 4 for a while. He confirmed that the team got the item description written shortly after completing their work on Shadowbringers.
While playing the game, you also come across the ‘Seventh Confectioner’s Calamity Firewood Rack’ that serves as a reference to the Seventh Umbral Calamity that takes place before Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn.