With The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild having such a gigantic overworld, there have been quite a few comparisons to Xenoblade and its sequel.
But did you know that staff from Monolith Soft are actually working on the new Zelda game? Yes, the folks behind Xenoblae Chronicles X are indeed helping the Zelda team put together Breath of the Wild, and make it as good as can possibly be! Here’s Shigeru Miyamoto’s quote about it from a recent Game Informer interview:
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
So yeah, the team with experience of making large, open world games is indeed helping out with this one too. Hopefully that means Breath of the Wild will learn some valuable lessons from the Xenoblade series!