The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was a groundbreaking game for the series, bringing the previous gameplay to a freestyle open world. The previous formula is still loved by all the fans, but now they have introduced a new style of gameplay.
Now the question arises, what will happen in the future?
How are they going to plan the next title of the franchise? Are they going to use the previous non-linear method that was a guaranteed success or will they stick with this new open world approach?
Eiji Aonuma said in an interview with Famitsu that, this new style is here to stay, and will be the standard for future Zelda titles.
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.
Well, this makes one thing clear, that we will be seeing Zelda Breath of the Wild style of gameplay in the future titles, but abandoning the classic old style might not be such a good idea. Sure the old gameplay can be seen in Zelda Breath of the Wild but not as much as we would have liked to see, it was just a bit here and there.
With the revolution of gaming, moving on to this new Open World was a good move, but to us old guys the classic style is too precious to forget.
So maybe in the future, they should fuse these two styles together in a much better balance to please both new and old fans of the franchise.
So which style do you prefer? The old classic one or this new open air?