In an interview with Famitsu this week, Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma said that he hopes to have the game in a playable state with all its core elements in place in time for E3.
“I’d like to show something playable,” said Aonuma when pressed on the possibility of a playable showing at the June trade show.
Aonuma also hinted that the game could reach the masses before the end of the year. He claimed that, due to fan anticipation, he’s been pushing the staff towards a release. When pressed again by Famitsu, however, he would only say “We’ll work hard in order to get you playing it as soon as possible.”
Development appears to be progressing smoothly on the game. “We’ve progressed in development since last year,” said Aonuma. “At present, the core areas have come into clear view.”