Now, this is interesting and a big deviation from the typical Zelda formula. According to Mr. Aonuma, players, if they want – that’s a big WANT – could skip the story of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild and head straight to the final boss.

“Users may not actually get the full story depending on how they play this game and how they strategize and solve puzzles. Users are able to go to the very end goal without revealing why Link woke up the way he did and where he did. Whether you want to reveal the storyline and find out why Link woke up, or you want to just go straight to the goal, that’s an option totally up to the user.

Anybody who can go straight to the goal without doing anything else — there’s two possibilities. Either they’re a really good gamer, or they could be somebody that’s a little bit crazy. But it’s not impossible. I created the game like that. Maybe it might be fun for fans to compete in a challenge for who can clear it first.”

Mr. Aonuma statement isn’t advocating a different way to play the game but shows how open the world is in Breath of the Wild.