As one of the biggest flagship properties for Microsoft, Halo has always been a go-to franchise for Xbox owners. Whether it be the rich universe and lore that surrounds the characters on-screen or the action-packed combat, all kinds of players have come to love the Master Chief and the crazy missions he often finds himself tasked with. Of course, gamers will once again be able to anticipate that formula in the forthcoming Halo 5: Guardians.
One aspect of the games that has always been a point of discussion for fans pertains to the grizzled looks of the man behind Master Chief’s iconic helmet. Despite knowing several facts about the looks of the guy under the armor, fans have been longing for the day that they finally get to see what their hero looks like underneath that high-tech suit. Apparently, however, this reveal won’t be happening in Halo 5: Guardians.
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Halo 5‘s creative director, Tim Longo, during Microsoft Canada’s X15 event, and decided to inquire as to whether or not the forthcoming entry will be the installment where John-117 finally takes off his helmet. Unsurprisingly, the titular Spartan leader will once again leave his helmet on for the entirety of the campaign.
“I actually don’t even know if I can talk about that… He doesn’t take his helmet off.”
Some fans may have been hoping that this would be the game where Chief’s face is finally revealed, especially after the tease that followed when fans completed Halo 4 on Legendary – which allowed gamers to get a glimpse of Master Chief’s eyes. Still, followers of the series have tried their best to peer behind the helmet to get a glimpse of Xbox’s face-less poster boy using glitches and even trying to recreate it for themselves.
It’s still not all that devastating to hear this news considering the wealth of content that the game will provide. With a campaign that’s twice the size of Halo 4‘s, a much deeper story filled with characters from throughout the franchise’s mythos, and the new Warzone multiplayer mode, there’s so much to distract from the always-present desire to see what John actually looks like.
Still, some would have to think that it’ll only be a matter of time before longstanding fans finally get acquainted with the actual look of the fearless Spartan. Although, it’s still odd to us that they opted to celebrate the heroics of the soldier with a statue depicting his suit rather than his face. Still, it made for a solid pair of live-action trailers.
Do you think 343 Industries will ever show Master Chief’s face in-game? Do you even want the lucky protagonist to remove his helmet? Get at us in the comments.
Halo 5: Guardians is set to arrive exclusively for Xbox One on October 27, 2015.