Halo 5 released to generally favorable reviews back in 2015, there seemed to be something missing. And it was a pretty big something: Master Chief. Yeah, he was in the game, sure. But the plot deviated from the Chief considerably to focus on a new group of soldiers. This, of course, was an issue for long time fans. Well 343 Industries has heard you loud and clear folks. The Chief will be back and prominent in Halo 6.
John-117 Will Be Back at the Forefront
343 Industries’ Studio Head Kiki Wolfkill and Franchise Director Frank O’Connor spoke recently with GamesTM magazine. The topic of Master Chief’s involvement in Halo 6 of course came up, and the duo were surprisingly open:
“We very much realized that people wanted Master Chief’s story of Halo 5,” said O’Connor. “We definitely marketed in a way that we hoped was going to bring surprise, but for some fans and certainly fans of Master Chief, it was a huge disappointment because they wanted more Chief.”
“It wasn’t that surprising to me,” O’Connor continued, “but the volume of ‘give us more Chief’ at the end of Halo 5 was significant and so I think if anything he’s slightly more important now than he has ever been, certainly to our franchise.”
While we know it’s coming, 343 and Microsoft have been mum regarding any details regarding Halo 6. That, of course, can easily be remedied in just a little over a month at E3.