Babylon’s Fall got its third closed beta test recently, and a slew of fans pointed out that a selection of armour looked very similar to some of the duds you can get in Final Fantasy XIV. In response, Babylon’s Fall producer Yosuke Saito has now confirmed that some of the hack-and-slash game’s amour and emotes are based on Final Fantasy XIV’s, though this came about following a suggestion from FFXIV director Naoki Yoshida himself.
Saito explains in a blog post on Babylon’s Fall’s website that Yoshida was in attendance during a presentation of the game at a company meeting, and offered his help once he saw the scale of the project.
“By borrowing data, we’ve been able to implement a much wider variety of gear and emotes in the game than we’d originally planned,” Saito says. “Just to be clear though, the visuals of most of the gear that players aim to obtain in-game are unique to Babylon’s Fall. The data borrowed from Final Fantasy XIV was used for gear from the introduction to mid-level range of the game, which is why they were so prevalent in the closed beta test.”