Monolith Soft is hiring currently hiring for a new Legend of Zelda game according to a new Zelda-themed recruitment page that’s popped up on the developer’s site.
A wholly owned Nintendo subsidiary, Monolith Soft created the Xenoblade Chronicles series, and also helped with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s art assets. It’s Monolith’s work on Zelda: Breath of the Wild that’s of the most interest though. The studio created the open-world level design and so would be considered a key part of Breath of the Wild’s creation.
Monolith Soft is currently looking for a wide range of recruits to join its team, including programmers, designers, technical artists, and management, all being advertised under a Zelda-themed recruitment drive.
Nintendo itself began hiring for a Zelda project in late 2018, so it would appear these two events are connected. As to what it could be, a new Zelda following in the critically acclaimed footsteps of Breath of the Wild is surely top of the agenda. Potential Monolith recruits are being asked to help "create new surprises and emotions".
Development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took a considerable length of time, although with the core ideas nailed down a sequel or follow-up could hopefully be churned out at a far quicker rate. Look no further than Zelda: Majora’s Mask for an excellent example of this. It’s these types of follow-ups where Nintendo likes to get a bit weird and mess with the formula, so it’s going to be interesting to see what Monolith and Nintendo are cooking up.