Many of us are still exploring the incredible world in Breath of the Wild. With so much to see and do, the opportunities for adventure feel so new and exciting. The open-world aspect is perhaps what has made Breath of the Wild so well received and has helped to reimagine the beloved franchise. In a recent interview with Famitsu, Aonuma has stated that he thinks all future Zelda games should be open world.

“I think that, in the future, open air games will be the standard for Zelda.”

Aonuma’s comments (which have been roughly translated into English) seem to indicate that the open-world style for Breath of the Wild could also be a new direction for the series. It’s hard to imagine how Zelda will improve on Breath of the Wild, but it’s a very exciting revelation that all Zelda fans will be excited about.

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  • Liv

    Hm. I really love BotW, but I do also love the standard Zelda formula. My hope is that they’ll keep going open world with console games and maybe keep up the formula with handheld games (even though Switch is…. a handheld?)

    • Zithis

      but what of the people who like the standard 3d console formula, or those who want a less standard formula handheld. I personally think they should alternate more like then next console one be more standard, then another open world, ect ect

    • rafael

      as the open world zelda games evolve, they will certainly allow for certain aspects of the formula to make a come back

  • ast

    BotW is the best game I’ve ever play. Hands down. Although I must say, I do miss the more traditional dungeons. The Devine Beasts are good, but nowhere near as big.

    • SOMEGUY7893 .

      There are more “dungeons” I’d say the three mazes, the Lost Woods, Eventide Island and that one always dark forest could be considered non-story dungeons as well.

      • Amy

        Don’t forget about that maze on the east coast

  • rafael

    they should call it “real time open world” instead of “open air”

  • Honestly, I like how people have been saying that this Zelda game is unlike any other Zelda game in the series so far, but honestly I’m saying “This Zelda game is more like any other Zelda game than there ever has been” 😀

    I really hope that they keep working with the same design with the open world feel to it that Breath of the Wild has done 🙂

  • Bathroomdisaster

    I hope not. I’m on the minority (it seems) that enjoys the linearity of past Zelda games. Some wiggle room is okay but BotW exaggerated that factor. BotW isn’t my cup of tea.

    • Hvasomhelst

      I agree, complete free-roam isn’t for every franchise. I think the linearity of Zelda games is what makes them special to play. Patiently waiting for the next (linear) Zelda game…