Aonuma says that many of the younger staff on BOTW2 are playing and inspired by RDR2

Crushed

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Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma revealed this information in an interview with IGN. When asked what games the younger staff on the Zelda team were playing, specifically what inspired them, Aonuma replied “[Something] I did hear that a lot of people were playing was Red Dead Redemption 2."

When asked what open worlds inspired the Zelda team as a whole, he said "When I was working on Breath of the Wild, the director [Hidemaro Fujibayashi] was playing Skyrim."
I remember Aonuma mentioned Skyrim and Far Cry as games he played while working on BOTW.
 

Mushroomer25

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It's the one open world game post-BOTW to inspire that same sense of awe in me, so this is potientially very, very good news.
 

Admiral Woofington

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Red Dead Redemption 2 had fantastic exploration and characterization. If they can be inspired for that (particularly for story, side missions and characterization) hoo boy that'll be awesome. But of course I'll expect hot takes of how this is the worst thing that could happen.
 

Richter1887

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Standing for a whole minute to loot every single item in boxes instead of instantly confirmed.

Jokes aside, cool that they are learning from it. Hopefully from the first redemption as well and that they don't get inspired by the mission design of both.
 
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kadotsu

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It probably be lead to the thing you ride in the trailer being something of a movable base. They are not going to script a new animation and blending system.
 

JDSpades

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Lol at everyone acting like this is a bad thing. Say what you want about the controls, RDR2 has the best open world of any game released this generation. I would love to see more systems like hunting added into botw2
 

Skyebaron

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Hope they dont like the overly long animations, slow pacing, restrictive mission design and eternal horse rides with nothing happening as a lesson.