The recently shown The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be a huge game and Nintendo is looking to shake things up in terms of the franchise's formula. Player freedom is obviously key here and according the the game's creators you can beat the game without actually seeing the story through.
"Users may not actually get the full story depending on how they play this game and how they strategize and solve puzzles," producer Eiji Aonuma told Polygon.
"Users are able to go to the very end goal without revealing why Link woke up the way he did and where he did. Whether you want to reveal the storyline and find out why Link woke up, or you want to just go straight to the goal, that's an option totally up to the user."
Aonuma basically confirmed that the player could go straight for the last boss if he or she so wishes, but emphasises that doing so might not be the ideal way to enjoy the game.
"Anybody who can go straight to the goal without doing anything else — there's two possibilities. Either they're a really good gamer, or they could be somebody that's a little bit crazy. But it's not impossible. I created the game like that."
Finally, he said something that will surely spark a flame in the hearts of speedrunners: "Maybe it might be fun for fans to compete in a challenge for who can clear it first."
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release on Wii U and the yet to be showcased Nintendo NX in 2017.