According to a translated Famitsu interview with Eiji Aonuma on ResetEra, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will not see any significant DLC soon. This is definitely a shock for fans of one of the year’s biggest games. When talking about the next Zelda production, Aonuma expressed that he has done all he can to create games in this world (the Breath of the Wild version of Hyrule). If a fun new idea were brought up, they would explore it, but he is looking for a new way to play Zelda.
While the word around Tears of the Kingdom is that it is over and done, we will note that there is a lot of wiggle room here. For starters, the game could see smaller add-ons in the future. Just completely ignoring the fact that there could be a translation error here, Aonuma expressly seems to be talking about the possibility of a sequel to Tears of the Kingdom. He seems ready to move the series’ attention to a new spot in the evolving Zelda timeline. That doesn’t necessarily mean Tears will see no more content, but we wouldn’t expect big answers you are looking for, like the status of Kass and the Divine Beasts.
Maybe it’s us not wanting to accept that Tears of the Kingdom will get no DLC, but we are not entirely buying this quote. Tears of the Kingdom has been too big for Nintendo just to turn their backs on. However, the next Nintendo console could be playing a role in this. It’s wishful thinking, but we think new challenges or mini-campaigns could fit into Tears of the Kingdom in the same way Breath of the Wild got. It likely won’t be world-shattering content, but even just Master Mode being added would be a good enough addition to make a portion of the fan base happy.