Master Chief Will Return in Halo Universe

At Comic-Con 2010, 343 Industries' Frank O'Conner revealed that "we haven't seen the last of Master Chief," in a statement given to IGN.

Bungie's final Halo universe game, Halo: Reach, is a prequel to the original game and will not feature Master Chief, that we know of at this time. The ending of Halo 3 left things quite open for more Master Chief action.

Microsoft-owned 343 Industries will pick up the reins on the franchise and handle all things Halo-universe, which is not just limited to games. It is unclear if Master Chief will be returning in a 343 developed game or in some other form of media.

If it is a game, this makes Halo 4 a possibility with the story picking up from the (warning: spoilers!) ending of Halo 3.

From The Chatty
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    July 26, 2010 3:41 PM

    I don't think anybody doubts that 343 Industries is working on Halo 4. The question is will it debut for the 360 or will they use it as a spring board for some other product or service like a new console.

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      July 26, 2010 3:58 PM

      I hope it's a launch title for the next console. Give us a break for the next couple years and let 343i find their own identity and where they want to take the franchise (gameplay/visually/etc). No need to rush anything out or try to out-bungie bungie. Just do your own thing.

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        July 26, 2010 4:24 PM

        I agree. I think they should hold it in reserve for a new platform. However, with new consoles seemingly a long ways off (2012 or 2013 perhaps) Microsoft won't let the 360 sit for 2-3 years without a new Halo game. Bungie has been providing filler titles like ODST and Reach in between Halo 3 and Halo 4 but Reach is their last Halo game. Who will Microsoft get to make another "in between" Halo title?

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          July 26, 2010 6:19 PM

          Frankly, I'd be interested in seeing a follow-up to Halo Wars. It wasn't great, but it was fun for a console RTS.

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            July 26, 2010 8:03 PM

            Yeah, some improvements, like making it to where you can build your bases and defenses wherever you can, instead of in predesignated areas, would be great. It would make it slightly unbalanced, but better. Also, a more deep upgrade system.

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