Most everyone knows “Halo 5” is under development at 343 Industries, but what people don’t know is who the main characters will be for the next installment.
According to a report from VG24/7 yesterday, 343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill talked about how important Master Chief is to the franchise, yet at the same time it is going to be important for the studio to create other characters as well.
“He’s always going to be a pretty critical component of ‘Halo’ and the game experiences.
“I would hope that we could also build strength and investment in other characters, for no other reason than that’s part of what makes the universe interesting.
“Master Chief’s not going away, but we need to be able to give people more connection points,” Wolfkill said.
Wolfkill then discussed the long-term point of view the studio takes with the “Halo” series and its characters.
“How we look at it is ‘Where do we want to be in ten years? What are the stories we want to tell?’
“We have started to flesh out broad strokes of a few different arcs that are interesting. There could be opportunities where exploring a different game genre makes sense or exploring a different linear format makes sense.
“If the medium fits what we want to do, then we’ll definitely consider it. If there’s a great idea we get energized around [it],” Wolfkill said.