The Legend of Zelda Series has had a long history of amazing stories that share many similar themes and trends. Over the years many players tried to connect the stories for each of these games into one cohesive timeline. In 2011, with the release of the book Hyrule Historia in Japan, an official timeline was finally revealed. Showing a singular story until a three way split at the legendary Ocarina of Time, each game in the series has been officially placed. That is, until 2017’s Breath of the Wild, which failed to see any official placement on the timeline at launch. Fans have speculated on the timeline since the game was first revealed and many had hoped a canonical reveal would be given after the launch. Unfortunately, it looks like such a confirmation will be withheld indefinitely, at least for the foreseeable future. In the newly released book, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Creating a Champion, series producer Eiji Aonuma provided the following statements.
What do you all think of the decision to hold back information on Breath of the Wild’s timeline placement? Are you in the camp of wishing they would give an official disclosure, or are you on the side that thinks the timeline was just shoe horned into the series?