(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Halo developer 343 Industries has shed some light on the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians game, confirming that Master Chief will remain the main protagonist despite claims that a new character would be taking his place.
On a Neogaf forum, development director Frank O’Connor stated that “Chief is the main character and hero,” as well as shutting down rumors that Master Chief will be retiring.
Earlier this month Mike Colter, the voice behind Agent Jameson Locke, stated in an interview that he is the primary character in the game.
“Yeah, I’m a playable character in Halo 5. Once Halo: The Master Chief Collection is released, and then Halo 5 comes out shortly thereafter, you’re basically going to be playing a game with me as the primary character,” stated Colter.
Halo 5 is slated to be released for the Xbox One in 2015, with a beta released this December.