The Legend of Zelda franchise is now officially 35 years old. While Nintendo has let the date come and go without any fanfare, others in the game industry were happy to heap praise on the series. That includes executive vice-president of gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer. He shared some words with Inverse on the Zelda franchise, which you can read below.
"Gaming has a rich history of transporting us to new worlds and on new adventures, these journeys fold into our own lived experiences and become a part of us. The Legend of Zelda is an iconic franchise that has BROUGHT JOY TO SO MANY PEOPLE over the past 35 years and is still going strong."
Plenty of other devs and industry figures shared kind words about Zelda as well. You can find their statements here.