After the colossal critical and commercial success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch and Wii U this year, it is no surprise that the next installment in the acclaimed series is already in development, according to series director Eiji Aonuma. We do not know the details about this upcoming title, but the fact that it is beginning development is exciting already to legions of fans!
It is refreshing to know that development has already begun on the next Zelda, especially since development on the DLC for Breath of the Wild was speculated by some fans to have possibly delayed work on the next Zelda. Thankfully, that is not the case. And even more excitingly, the director of Breath of the Wild already has ideas for future games in the series!
“I can’t say at this point if it will be in sequels or in continuations, or what form it will take, but I definitely have lots of ideas and lots of motivation right now. I think while we were working on both the main game and the DLC, it was a process of constantly getting lots of different, new ideas as we refined the game, and finding new things we wanted to do. Even in situations like this, talking to people and finding out that people want to pet dogs gives me a lot of motivation, a lot of ideas for things we could put into the game.” — Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Breath of the Wild game director
Fujibayashi also mentioned in an interview with IGN that it was exciting to work on the DLC for Breath of the Wild because, instead of starting again from mostly nothing, DLC offered the Zelda staff a chance to further refine the world and gameplay they cultivated in this year’s Game of the Year award winner. He even went so far as to say it was like raising one’s own child.
What do you expect to see in the next standalone Zelda title? Do you think it will be similar or connected to Breath of the Wild in some way? What elements from previous Zelda games do you expect to return? Let us know in the comments below, and share your spoiler-free experiences with Breath of the Wild‘s newest DLC, The Champions’ Ballad!
Aonuma confirms that work on the next Zelda has already begun. —@PushDustIn
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