Zelda: Breath of the Wild delay was partly due to Aonuma’s management mistakes, according to the man himself. Zelda: Breath of the Wild was delayed recently and is now coming sometime next year on Wii U and Nintendo NX. It was extensively shown at E3 2016.
The title is in good condition and development is going smoothly. It should have been out by now but various factors including Aonuma’s management mistakes caused a delay.
In an interview, Aonuma partly blamed himself for Zelda: Breath of the Wild delay.
We have these milestones during development. When I play the game, I give staff my comments, my advice on what direction they should be heading in. At one of the milestones, the game was fantastic. There were so many great elements. But at the next milestone, that was all gone.
I would made a lot of comments about what they needed to add. But I never told them what I thought was good about the game at that milestone. So they added stuff that I recommended but they also added some other elements they thought would work well and that ended up breaking all the good parts of the previous build. I learned that, when it’s good, I have to say so. If I’d managed that we’ll, maybe development wouldn’t have extended quite so much
This shows that even the most legendary developers can sometine make mistakes. Hopefully, Aonuma leaked from his mistakes.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild was originally announced for Wii U but later Nintendo confirmed a NX version. The new Zelda is a bold step in the right direction.