In a recent interview with Gamereactor, Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has discussed about the upcoming Legend of Zelda for Wii U and its open world. Aonuma's words indicate that the game will feature a much larger open world than ever before, while pushing the Wii U to its limit.
"A huge, seamlessly unfolding world is something that can't be achieved if the hardware isn't advanced enough," said Aonuma. "Ever since we made the very first generation of Legend of Zelda games though, we've had as large a world as can be realized with the hardware, so you could say it was inevitable that we've now done the same with the new Wii U title."
"When I first showed off the new Zelda game on the Wii U, it seemed everyone was very excited and started proclaiming that a Zelda game had at last become open world! Zelda games have always allowed you to roam and explore a huge world.
"What's changed now is that the hardware has progressed to the point that you can now explore this vast world seamlessly; the underpinning of the game hasn't changed."
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U launches later this year.