Is the Chief really biting the dust in Halo 5, or is this voice actor playing into 343 Industries latest marketing?
In case you missed the Halo 5: Guardians live-action trailer last night during Sunday Night Football in the US, here it is in all it’s glory:
Surprisingly enough, it seems that in Guardians, ONI is spreading propaganda that Sierra-117 better known as the Master Chief has died in the line of duty. If you’ve been following Guardians and the stellar Hunt The Truth podcast series, it’s been well established that ONI has actually sent Spartan Locke to hunt Chief down after going AWOL at the end of Halo 4.
Building on some fan’s worst fears, the long-time voice actor for Master Chief tweeted this just this afternoon:
— Steve Downes (@SteveDownes117) September 28, 2015
Sure, this is probably just another step in Xbox and 343 Industries’ advertising, but it’s chilling nonetheless. Just earlier this year, Batman Arkham series repeatedly teased that Batman wouldn’t survive a last night in Gotham which also proved to just be a marketing tease from developer RockSteady Studios. Still, it’s important to remember that just a few days back 343i said they have a storyboard for Halo 6 and they know what will ultimately happen to Master Chief.
What do you think of Steve Downes’ tweet? Do you think Chief will survive whatever action comes his way in Halo 5, or do you think this is the end of the legendary spartan? Feel free to let me know in the comments or on Twitter!