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Looking Forward To The Next 'The Legend Of Zelda' Game? You Might Have To Wait For A While

10 July 2017, 7:49 am EDT By Aaron Mamiit Tech Times
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Series producer Eiji Aonuma revealed that it might be a while before the next "The Legend of Zelda" game is released. Meanwhile, the development team will focus on "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and its DLC.  ( Nintendo )

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has largely contributed to the success of the Nintendo Switch, but for fans already clamoring for a sequel, you might have to wait for a long time.

In an interview, the series producer for The Legend of Zelda revealed that it might be a while before the next game in the franchise arrives to the hybrid console.

What Are The Plans For The Next 'Legend Of Zelda' Game?

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently sat down for an interview with Gamereactor during a press event in Paris before the Japan Expo, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the primary topic of conversation.

One of the questions that were asked to Aonuma is the status of the next Zelda game, considering The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became a working concept right after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii back in 2011. Aonuma's answer, however, comes as bad news for fans of Link and the long-running franchise.

"We have no plans for a future Zelda, we are still far from all this unfortunately for you," Aonuma responded to the interviewer's question, revealing that the series producer is still gathering ideas for the next Legend of Zelda game.

"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," Aonuma added.

According to Aonuma, the focus of the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains on creating additional content for now, such as the Master Trials DLC that was recently released for the game and the upcoming Champion's Ballad DLC.

Hints For The Next 'Legend Of Zelda'

Aonuma hinted that the next Zelda game will better use the HD Rumble feature of the Nintendo Switch. The feature, which adds realism by releasing different vibrations depending on the object that the player holds in the game, was skipped for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild primarily because it would have led to too many differences with its Nintendo Wii U version. Aonuma, however, said that the development team will be able to use it in the next The Legend of Zelda game.

Aonuma, meanwhile, previously said that open world environments will likely be the standard for The Legend of Zelda games as the series moves forward.

Aside from those tidbits, Aonuma did not reveal any other possible details for the next title in the franchise. Until then, fans will have to keep playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and its upcoming DLC, which is nowhere near being a bad thing.

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