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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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

The designer revealed some mixed feelings towards esports.

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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?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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