The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is so large that, according to series producer Eiji Aonuma, it will be “impossible” for players complete the game in its entirety within a week.
The Completionist — a YouTuber who attempts to 100 percent complete a game within the span of 7 days each week — asked Aonuma about creating Breath of the Wild’s rich world, and the series producer prefaced his response by saying, “First of all, it’s going to be impossible for you to 100 percent complete Breath of the Wild!” Be sure to watch the video below to see how it all unfolds:
Aonuma went on to say that “development was certainly a long road,” noting that they initially started with just an empty field and progressively added new elements to flesh it out. “We’d go back and play the game over and over again to see what needed to be added, then repeated that process endlessly,” he explained. Aonuma also reiterated that it’s possible to fight the final boss within 10 to 15 minutes — but that the player would have a very hard time since Link wouldn’t have the benefit of weapons and upgrades found throughout the lengthy quest.