Speaking to Nintendo Power, Legend of Zelda director Eiji Aonuma has said that he’s sticking with the series until he can get it back to the quality of Ocarina of Time.
“I’m happy that a title I worked on some time ago remains highly praised to this day, but that also shows how none of the subsequent games in the series have surpassed it,” he said.
“As someone who is still working on the series, I have mixed feelings about that. Because I haven’t yet surpassed it, I can’t quit. Surprisingly, that simply motivation may be the reason I continue to work on the Zelda series.”
Take a break, Eiji. Have a cup of tea, or something.