Update: Game Informer has gotten an update from Nintendo on this story. It turns out that Monolith’s team is not the one exceeding 100 employees; rather, this number applies to the Zelda team as a whole, of which Monolith Soft employees only comprise a part.
Original: Last year, Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi and Genki Yokota stated that they were interested in helping with development for the next Legend of Zelda game. Since Monolith Soft worked on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, it would make sense for the team to help with the next entry, and it was confirmed recently that Monolith Soft was definitely be helping out with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now, Shigeru Miyamoto has informed us of the number of employees that are involved, and it’s quite the sizable group.
“Yes they are involved in this Zelda. People from Tokyo and Kyoto are working together on this. There is a team of over 100 [from Monolith] helping work on this project, and their work has really been helpful.”
— Shigeru Miyamoto
With the sheer scope of
Breath of the Wild, it is no surprise that Monolith Soft has been an integral part of the process. Let’s hope we see more footage of that beautiful world in the near future!
Source: Game Informer