Zelda director is gathering ideas for future Zelda game

Nintendo likes to take its time with its big games, especially when it comes to Zelda. The most recent game in the series, Breath of the Wild, took over 4 years to develop. And we can probably expect the next game to take just as long.

Zelda director Eiji Aonuma recently spoke about the future of the series, and put it bluntly: “We have no plans for a future Zelda”, but later clarified with:

“Today, I’m at a stage where I’m trying to gather a number of ideas for a sequel, but I cannot do it alone. It’s a lot of work that will have to be done over a long period of time, and we’re still far from having planned anything.”

One thing he did confirm: the next Zelda will be coming to the Switch, because he wants to use the new “HD Rumble” feature in the next Zelda. Breath of the Wild was too far in development to implement HD Rumble (and development originally started on the Wii U).

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is arguably the best in the series and is one of the best reviewed games of all time. And for the record, the absolute best reviewed game of all time, with a Metacritic of 99, is another Zelda game: Ocarina of Time.