Xenoblade Chronicles 2 director Tetsuya Takahashi was recently interviewed by Japanese publication Denifaminicogamer. One of the things we learnt is that Monolith Soft’s Tokyo studio has around 100 developers. However, there were only forty developers from Monolith Soft working on Xenoblade Chronicles 2. 50 to 60 Monolith Soft developers went to Nintendo to aid them in developing the majestic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The remaining 10 staff members were involved in Research and Development. For comparisons sake, there were over 100 developers in total working on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So Xenoblade Chronicles 2 had a much smaller number.