- Jan 24, 2017
Anouma pretty much confirmed the timeline placement won't play a big part in the story of the game. Maybe you will see some connections of what the world used to be, and which Zelda game it fits. But there won't be huge story connections with past games. People can stop with their huge arguments about their possible correctness etc, since the game won't likely even confirm where it goes.
"Discussing timeline, moreover, Aonuma added he'd like each and every player to work that out once he has the game in his hands." Isn't that quite the opposite of what you just said? He is deliberately trying to make it play a BIG part of the story when you will (supposedly) figure it out yourself somewhere in the story. He also says: "I wouldn’t say that it obviously fits into any one part of the timeline, but if you play the game, you’ll be able to work out where it fits." Which means that the story will have some (perhaps even alot) of influence from the timeline it belongs to. And most of all: playing the game will confirm where in the timeline BOTW goes.