As we know from the unexpected announcement of this E3 2019, Nintendo is working on following The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Series producer Eiji Aonuma explained during an interview with IGN Japan, what are the people who would like to work alongside you in the development team of Zelda.
IGN Japan: We have heard from Miyamoto in a recent interview that "he would rather hire someone with wide interests and skills instead of someone who really loves video games". What kind of people are you looking for to expand the Zelda development team? What should people do if they wanted to be hired to join the team?
Eiji Aonuma, producer of the series: "I am on the same line of thinking as Miyamoto, and I would not plan to work with video game specialists. Instead of thinking of working with someone who has a limited knowledge of that particular area, I would really prefer someone who practices other activities, like ... mountaineering or diving; er ok, these examples may not make much sense [laughs]. What I'm trying to say is that I'd rather work together with someone who likes things that are foreign to video games, even though they have a deep knowledge that will surely find its application within the games we're going to create.
IGN Japan: When I read Miyamoto's interview, I felt it was important to have people from different backgrounds. At E3 we see developers and companies that bring developers from many different countries into the spotlight. It would seem that part of what makes Zelda fun is being created by people from different backgrounds, wouldn't you say too?
Eiji Aonuma: "Obviously it doesn't matter where one was born or where one could live. The point is to try to value the individuality of the person and try to do something good for the game. However, if [the candidates] cannot speak Japanese, it would be really difficult to communicate (so I hope they also speak Japanese!).”
We remember that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available for Nintendo Switch and its sequel is currently in development.