Pretty sure just inspired. Most FF games have assets from past games in them (e.g. Cid, Bahamut, Airships, etc.) Additionally, some of the races such as the miqo'te are not in FF 12 best I recall. The especially close lore between FF 14 and FF 12 likely stems from the fact that FF 14 is actually just the reboot of FF 11 which was made around the same time as FF 12 but apparently sucked. In fact, the old opening from FF 14 depicted the war with Bahamut which destroyed the world in FF 11.Alright random lore question, but is the world of ff 14 and 12 in the same universe?
It certainly seems like it when you get to go to dalmasica in 14, meet fran, Fight sealed abominations from FF tactics and get a full blown reference to vagrant story.
Hell, its even implied that the empire in 14 is directly inspired by the one in 12
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