Aonuma recently took part in an interview with Famitsu. One of the questions he was asked was about the next Zelda title. What would it be like? Aonuma’s response was short and simple, saying that the standard for Zelda in the future will involve open-world games. He didn’t specify anything else for Zelda’s future, but if you like open-world Zelda games, then this may be news you’ll be pleased to hear about. We’ve included a rough translation down below, so feel free to check it out.
Famitsu: Making the next Zelda game might be more difficult if you choose to make it an open-air game. What will evolve open-air? How will you make future dungeons? What will the next Zelda title be like?
Aonuma: I think that, in the future, open air games will be the standard for Zelda.