Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel’s younger devs inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2
IGN recently asked Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma what games the younger staff on the Breath of the Wild sequel team were playing and what inspired them. In response, Aonuma noted: “[Something] I did hear that a lot of people were playing was Red Dead Redemption 2.”
Aonuma also commented on what open worlds inspired the Zelda team as a whole. He pointed to the fact that Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi was playing Skyrim during Breath of the Wild’s development. Since Aonuma has been busy, he’s personally been playing Cadence of Hyrule on his breaks.