The Sims 4 just recently released Werewolves, its twelfth game pack. Though the focus of the expansion is on the new werewolf life state introduced to the game, The Sims 4 also added several clever references to Final Fantasy 14 in new item descriptions added in the pack.
The references were shared by SimGuruNova–a producer on The Sims 4 and an avid Final Fantasy 14 player–on her personal Twitter. She was the Maxis developer responsible for incorporating the FF14 references into the new Werewolves game pack.
SimGuruNova shared two separate items–the Racked Teak-a Greatshelves and the Seventh Confectioner’s Calamity Firewood Rack. The first is a reference to the Shadowbringers zone, the Raktika Greatwood, and its item description has several clever callbacks to the critically-acclaimed expansion, including several lyrics directly from the Shadowbringers theme song. The second item references both A Realm Reborn and Endwalker, with the Seventh Umbral Calamity, references to a sundering, and a verbatim quote from Venat, one of Endwalker’s new characters which stole the show.
The official The Sims Twitter got in on the fun as well. It commented on SimGuruNova’s post with an often-memed lyric from the Raktika Greatwood’s atmospheric soundtrack in Final Fantasy 14. The verified Final Fantasy 14 Twitter then responded to their post, causing FF14 fans to beg for an official crossover between the two popular games.
Thousands of Final Fantasy 14 and The Sims 4 fans interacted with SimGuruNova’s post, surprising her with the crossover between Simmers and Warriors of Light. Fans flocked to the comment section to reminisce about Shadowbringers, ask SimGuruNova about her Final Fantasy 14 character, and celebrate the collision of two of their favorite games.
The Sims 4: Werewolves finally added the ability to play lycanthropes to the most recent The Sims title. The popular mechanic first appeared in the series during The Sims 2: Pets, and again in The Sims 3: Supernatural. Previous The Sims 4 game packs and expansions have added the ability to play aliens, vampires, mermaids, mages, and robots in the game, so it was only a matter of time before werewolves made their triumphant return.
Maxis and EA have yet to officially announce The Sims 5, in part due to the continued popularity of The Sims 4. Hopefully, whenever the inevitable sequel is officially confirmed, The Sims 5 will launch with all the base content of The Sims 4 so players will not have to wait years to play a werewolf or other supernatural creature again.
The Sims 4: Werewolves is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.