Nintendo on Zelda’s future, Breath of the Wild director says he has “lots of ideas and lots of motivation”
Posted on December 17, 2017 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Nintendo delivered Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s second DLC pack last week. Now that the game’s development is truly finished (at least that we know of), fans can’t help but wonder what the future holds for the franchise.
As you would expect, Nintendo isn’t ready to delve into any specific plans just yet. However, Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and series producer Eiji Aonuma did talk about their mindset going forward.
Fujibayashi started out with the following:
“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.”
Series producer Eiji Aonuma also chimed in:
“What we learned from the DLC this time around is that it’s almost like raising the world or enhancing the world. In the past, we always had to start from zero again, to completion. Usually we’d be thinking, ‘oh, I wish we could add this, we could do that.’ What we couldn’t do in that game, we would start fresh in a new game. But because we did a DLC, we realized it’s a great way to kind of just improve that world, and kind of enhance it, and kind of raise it like your own child.”
What direction do you personally want to see Zelda go in next?