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Zelda's Eiji Aonuma: Esports can come at expense of quality

The designer revealed some mixed feelings towards esports.

Gamereactor recently got the chance to sit down and speak with Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (after all, who knows Zelda better than Aonuma), and although this may not sounds very esports-related, we did ask the iconic designer what his views on esports were, and he revealed some mixed feelings.

"I think esports follows a fairly natural evolution of the practices in video games. This is not a bad thing in itself, but I fear that some do everything to ride this esport wave at the expense of the basic desire that was to make a good video game. I am afraid that everyone will want to take advantage of this growth to design games designed specifically for esports, which could harm their creations. But I find it amusing, and even very interesting in a certain way to see that video games are now becoming a sport. I hope it will grow further."

For the full interview, head over to our article. Do you agree with Aonuma's views?

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