Is Master Chief's return inevitable? (Halo 4 on Xbox 720)

#1 Posted by jNerd (2008 posts) -

I think Master Chief's return in an FPS is definitely inevitable & I'd put serious $$$$ on the fact that it's going to be Halo 4 on the Xbox 720.  
Can you imagine a stronger launch title for the next generation Xbox?

#2 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

Gears of War 3?

#3 Posted by Jeust (10860 posts) -

LOL it can happen, but not for some years. 
 
So relax... :)

#4 Posted by FlamingHobo (4512 posts) -

The Orange Box 2.0 would be a far stronger release title.

#5 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

Something tells me that it won't happen...I mean bungie themselves said that the halo story was over with and that it wasn't about a halo 4 now...its about other streams of gaming that will continue the halo universe.  And as far as ODST is concerned, I think its just the "HALO EFFECT" and that after a week goes by it won't really be that big of a deal.  I mean applaud bungie for a making a different type of Halo FPS, but thats all it is....just a "different" type of FPS.

#6 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

I very much highly doubt it.

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#7 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

You never know, but I hope Master Chief does not make a return. 
 
However a remake of Halo would not surprise me.

#8 Edited by DeepVoiceMan (64 posts) -

very possible, don't know if it would be a launch title because the first games that come out right away on a system are not usually that good.  we'll also have to see how Reach does, because if it is balls to the wall, we might see a Halo game like that, and not Halo 1-3
 
also, anyone else think a Halo about the forerunners sounds like a good idea to take the series? 
 
although if bungie and or microsoft can make a game that has everything i love from halo (the music, story, epicness, and integration) i could take that in place of another halo game. 

#9 Posted by Lowbrow (840 posts) -

Probably, but I don't think it will be made by Bungie. 
 
And at that point, it'll probably stink.

#10 Posted by Bigandtasty (3204 posts) -
@Lowbrow said:
" Probably, but I don't think it will be made by Bungie.   And at that point, it'll probably stink. "
Pretty much that.
#11 Posted by xyzygy (10078 posts) -
@FlamingHobo: Haha, but we'd probably have to wait until HL3 and it's episodes, TF3 and Portal 2. Which will probably take Vavle another 10 years :P
#12 Posted by Ekasra (104 posts) -

  I believe Reach has been identified as the absolute last game Bungie is going to have their hands in when it comes to the Halo universe. Although I have limited knowledge when it comes to copyright and branding, I do believe that Bungie also holds a huge part of the Master Chief universe (characters, ects). If we see Master Chief one last time, it'll probably be in Reach, but I don't expect more than a cameo.

#13 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no. This is one of those things where I almost expect myself to be wrong, but my gut tells me that, while there will most definitely be more games set in the Halo universe, I think the focus will shift to a different protagonist. Most likely not to the success of Bungie's main series of games, but that's a topic for another day.

#14 Posted by rjayb89 (7729 posts) -

Halo 1 & 2 on blu-ray.  For the first time.  PlayStation 3.  Make it happen.

#15 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

They talked about this possibility on the last Bombcast, and I have to agree with their assessment.  A Halo 4?  No, but that doesn't rule out Master Chief's return.  They could just make a game about his further adventures in a game that has nothing to do with giant rings of space death or the Covenant.

#16 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

The end of Halo 3 was very very open. Showing the Chief in cryostasis on a direlect ship headed for a planet covered in lights and shit like that. Anything could happen. Maybe he'll meet up with the Native American hero of PREY and they'll team up and start an intergalactic team of space fighters who hold allegience only to the highest bidder? Master Chief needs to be in more games.

#17 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -

Of course he'll be back. Probably on the Xbox420.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@keyhunter said:
" The end of Halo 3 was very very open. Showing the Chief in cryostasis on a direlect ship headed for a planet covered in lights and shit like that. Anything could happen. Maybe he'll meet up with the Native American hero of PREY and they'll team up and start an intergalactic team of space fighters who hold allegience only to the highest bidder? Master Chief needs to be in more games. "
Master Chief in...Marathon Zero!
#19 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -

am i the only one who is annoyed by people just refering to the next xbox as 720.
#20 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -
@Bubahula: The next-nextbox.
#21 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

So long as there is that much money to be had, I think yes.

#22 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

With the ending of Halo 3 being very inconclusive, I wouldn't be surprised if he did turn up again but it seems like Bungie are more interested in taking other angles in the Halo universe so if he does return in a Bungie game, I can't see it being soon.

#23 Posted by calidan777 (853 posts) -
@keyhunter said:
" The end of Halo 3 was very very open. Showing the Chief in cryostasis on a direlect ship headed for a planet covered in lights and shit like that. Anything could happen. Maybe he'll meet up with the Native American hero of PREY and they'll team up and start an intergalactic team of space fighters who hold allegience only to the highest bidder? Master Chief needs to be in more games. "
I vote this. It would be awesomeness incarnate.
#24 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

I don't know if you guys know this, but Halo's pretty successful. Master Chief is the most recognizable thing about the series; he'll be in more games.

#25 Posted by Druminator (1687 posts) -

i'm sure he will be back sooner or later.

#26 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -
Not a 4.
#27 Posted by bulletclip6 (131 posts) -

On his quest to find a cure for aids, he picked up along his journeys. he will be back. microsoft will see to it.
#28 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game 
but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money)
 
i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty

#29 Edited by Creamypies (4091 posts) -
@kermoosh said:

" bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money) i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty "

They also said the same thing about Halo 3 and ODST. And correct me if I'm wrong... but Halo's been going longer than Call of Duty. Is it not already a franchise?
#30 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

I am saying you'll see Halo 4 for the 360 and It won't be made by Bungie. 

#31 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

    
      
#32 Posted by retwakm (141 posts) -
@jNerd said:
"

I think Master Chief's return in an FPS is definitely inevitable & I'd put serious $$$$ on the fact that it's going to be Halo 4 on the Xbox 720.  
Can you imagine a stronger launch title for the next generation Xbox?

"
i think bungie will probobally atleast think about it. a new (full) halo game would definitally sell EXTREMELY well but when you look at it, now that ODST is out and Reach is coming there really isn`t anywhere left in the Halo storyline that we know of left for them to go. They could always come up with some event and have a whole "20 years later the flood returned" kind of thing but that would be a pretty shitty idea.
#33 Posted by DER (97 posts) -
@kermoosh said:
" bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money) i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty "
Microsoft doesn't own Bungie, they own HALO.
#34 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" @kermoosh said:

" bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money) i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty "

They also said the same thing about Halo 3 and ODST. And correct me if I'm wrong... but Halo's been going longer than Call of Duty. Is it not already a franchise? "
not really, theres only been 5 halo games if you include halo wars and ODST, while the call of duty series has made probably around 12-15 games
#35 Posted by Creamypies (4091 posts) -
@kermoosh said:
" @creamypies said:
" @kermoosh said:

" bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money) i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty "

They also said the same thing about Halo 3 and ODST. And correct me if I'm wrong... but Halo's been going longer than Call of Duty. Is it not already a franchise? "
not really, theres only been 5 halo games if you include halo wars and ODST, while the call of duty series has made probably around 12-15 games "
Yeah but they've made a spin-off game (Halo Wars), and have an anime in the works. They've also had comic books, novels and action figures made. To me... that spells franchise.
#36 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -
@DER said:
" @kermoosh said:
" bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money) i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty "
Microsoft doesn't own Bungie, they own HALO. "
my bad
#37 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" @kermoosh said:
" @creamypies said:
" @kermoosh said:

" bungie said that halo reach was going to be their last game but since microsoft owns bungie (and microsoft wants money) i can probably see halo become a franchise like call of duty "

They also said the same thing about Halo 3 and ODST. And correct me if I'm wrong... but Halo's been going longer than Call of Duty. Is it not already a franchise? "
not really, theres only been 5 halo games if you include halo wars and ODST, while the call of duty series has made probably around 12-15 games "
Yeah but they've made a spin-off game (Halo Wars), and have an anime in the works. They've also had comic books, novels and action figures made. To me... that spells franchise. "
thats true

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