Welp, that's one less game I can worry about this year.
In all seriousness, I'm willing to wait as long as necessary if it means Prime 4 will be on par or even better than the first Prime, which probably won't happen considering how legendary that game was, but time will tell I guess.
On an unrelated note, to anyone attached to Miyamoto's "a rushed game is forever bad, a delayed game is eventually good" quote, pls don't; that was what he said when Star Fox Zero got delayed, and I'm pretty sure most of us can agree that a delay didn't automatically turn that game into a masterpiece...
Nah, he said that several years before the Star Fox Zero delay, it's a classic quote. Of course, when Star Fox Zero did get delayed, that's the quote everyone turned to. I know I'm in the minority of people who like that game, but let's be real, it's not exactly a good one.
I do get more BotW vibes from this, though. 1. game has an empty announcement/trailer that's all we have to hold on to for years; 2. "Zelda will not appear at this year's E3" and today's announcement give off quite similar vibes imo, as did the 2017 delay announcement; 3. we're getting remasters of older games to hold us over (WWHD/TPHD back then, MPT HD highly rumoured now). Of course, any parallels the games might have has no real bearing on the quality of the end product, but hey, it's something to make me feel more comfortable about Prime 4's future.
What is probably a better reason to feel safe about it is Retro Studios' track record, though they haven't exactly been known for innovation so I guess it's best to expect just another Prime 1 without much in the way of new ideas.