Today, Nintendo of Europe released an interview with Aonuma talking about the Switch, Zelda and more. One of the highlights of this interview was when Aonuma was asked about his future with Nintendo and the Zelda franchise. He had this to say:
As I get closer to the retirement age, people ask me if I’m ever going to make anything other than a Zelda game. And so sometimes I think maybe I should. But Zelda games really have everything in them that I would want to make in a game. The way the main character grows and develops. The puzzles and the minigames. I don’t think there’s much point in me making something other than Zelda, if I did it would only end up being something just like it. It’s a problem. So I think I’ll just keep making Zelda games!
Certainly interesting comments from Aonuma about his future with Zelda, he has kept the franchise in check and as Breath of the Wild looms, the future of the Zelda franchise seems to be in good hands.