Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma was recently asked in interview with IGN if Nintendo was looking to pump out even more Legend of Zelda spin-offs between the series' mainline releases.
Aonuma said it's really an 'idea-first' approach and explained how a bunch of circumstances need to line up before a project like this is even considered.
"we're always looking for valuable creative projects, but those only come about when several different conditions align. So, I think it's hard for us to have conscious control over the frequency."
In the case of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Aonuma thinks circumstances could "align like this" again, but doesn't expect it to become a series as such - reinforcing the fact any decisions are based on creative merits.
"We'd make that decision based on its creative merits, just like we did this time."
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