Halo 4 will bring new adventures for the protagonist of the series, Master Chief, but these won’t make him show his face, as developer 343 Industries wants to continue keeping an allure of mystery around the famous hero.
The Halo series has delighted millions of gamers over the years and a lot of them are quite curious to see what’s underneath the helmet of the franchise’s star – Master Chief.
Sadly for them, the upcoming Halo 4
still won’t show this, as 343 Industries wants to keep the mystery of Master Chief’s actual face.
Halo franchise Developer Director, Frank O’Connor, however, notes that the Chief is actually described in depth in the first book based on the series called Halo: The Fall of Reach, which was published back in 2001 by sci-fi novelist Eric Nylund.
"The funny thing about the Chief is he's actually really well described," O'Connor told Eurogamer
"If you went down into that line and found a nerd with a deep canon Halo t-shirt and said describe the Master Chief to this police sketch artist, that police sketch artist would then produce a perfectly accurate rendering of an older man, almost painfully pale, almost albino white, with pale blue eyes, reddish hair, close cropped to a skin head, and maybe the last remnants of freckles he had when he was a kid."
In actual games, however, players haven’t seen Master Chief’s face and that won’t change with the appearance of Halo 4 next month.
"It's funny we don't then show his face," O'Connor explained. "But that's a device to keep the player invested in the character and keep the player from constantly being reminded that they're not a hero or that they have to be a boy or they have to be a girl, or whatever that is."
Master Chief is in for some interesting adventures in Halo 4 and, while he won’t take off his helmet, he’ll definitely entertain players.