As a keen follower of the story of John-117, the ending of Halo 3 was a cliffhanger that left me (and presumably many other Halo fans) wondering what lay in store for Master Chief way out there in the middle of unknown space, the war with the Covenant all but finished. A brief, post-Halo 3 glimpse of him and Cortana in the Halo Legends anime did little to sate my curiosity. That curiosity however was vaporised when I watched the Forge 2.0 docu-video and heard a Bungie designer mention that Halo:Reach was their swan song to the Halo franchise. What? No more games with Spartans, or more importantly, the Chief? I was crushed.
And then, I chanced upon Matthew Razak's post earlier today
. Hope was restored. I was ecstatic. So ecstatic, in fact, I spent a few hours painting the Spartan himself. I tweaked his helmet and suit for good measure, too. Couldn't let those Noble Team Spartans be the only ones looking good in their swanky armour, now could I?
Long live the Chief!