Next Halo squad-based, Master Chief-free?

Sources say Bungie's next project won't feature the helmeted hero, and will instead focus on a squad of UNSC Marines in a "darker, grittier" campaign with possibly eight-player co-op.

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Feghaa
Feghaa

Personally this would be the Halo i have waited for... I mean the others were great but i never really liked the chief.

Ricochet5095
Ricochet5095

Sounds awsome but when is it taking place in relation to the other 3 halo games

zapatabear79
zapatabear79

sounds good but do we get to hang out with the chief

Fredde001
Fredde001

Whats up with all the "i hope it plays out after halo 3" ? I would love it if it played out before halo ce , fighting the covenant elites i something i've missed :P Although there would be no flood... no knowledge of the halo's ... hmm

games_master123
games_master123

Hmmmmmmm this could be interesting, marines without a one man tank that can destroy and entire covenant armada. With ACTUAL challenging things lol marines vs The Covenant/ The Flood. Could be vveeeerrryy interesting =]

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

Wouldn't mind it at all - I'm a fan of the MC but sometimes he's a bit short of well, emotional range? Marines could sport more personality I'm sure and at least they'd have the advantage of facial expressions! Plus they wouldn't be the straight up killing machine that the MC is, so there'd be that "danger/we could possibly die from any stray spiker round" aspect that would make them more human... ... as opposed to the Chief's aspect that goes something like: "it doesn't matter what size round, fired by what gun, on the ground, in the air or hanging onto an intergalatic Forerunner ship going through slipspace... I'm still going to live... and kill you... no matter what you do."

HaTmAn101DK
HaTmAn101DK

playing as a squad? this doesn't really seem like Bungie's expertise.

denolitions
denolitions

to actually read the full story go back into News & Previews, then click on the thing. this is gonna be a cool game! they should do something like a long time after halo 3 and marines have picked up that distress signal on the ass end of the ship and are sent to investigate. your not the chief but he's still there! but i doubt that will ever happen.

matty23211
matty23211

awsome master cheif is being left out to float in space while we focus on the marines side of the war!

Elite3000
Elite3000

Yes!!! Finally a squad based Halo game with marines!(If they even follow this idea) And if they do this for real, I hope it will be revolutionary just like the first Halo. Drivable Pelicans, Air Strikes, Artillery exploding around you, MASSIVE battlefields, Squad Based multiplayer co-op, smarter tactical A.I.(taking cover when wounded, blind firing and when in cover, letting another trooper cover fire until the wounded soldier is ready to fight again) and one last thing, it features not cybernetically enhanced super soldiers that can flip a 66ton tank just by standing near it but normal soldiers that can fear the enemy and can get spooked and shoot blindly when scared and have mental breakdowns. That's my interpretation of the best Halo game ever(To Me). But hell, I'll just have to face the fact that the game I want is just way too ambitous...in that case, I think I'll call up the Pete Meister. XD

sirkoj
sirkoj

No...Master...Chief....frown face

racerx737
racerx737

that's the shortest news story I've ever seen, 3 lines, forreal? maybe I'm missing something?

bulletwaster
bulletwaster

why is this under halo 2 and not 3? nevertheless I think it might tell the tale of the squad of helljumpers who were on the first halo that were talked about in Halo: The Flood.

iownhalo
iownhalo

They can't make another halo game without chief, it'll have to be a whole new series in the same universe as halo. I hope it takes place after the events of halo 3.

AL3X999
AL3X999

woooohoooo a new Halo game W00t I cant wait. :)

Srgt_Masters
Srgt_Masters

This is interesting. Finally a Halo Game with ACTUAL strategy.

irmeleeman5995
irmeleeman5995

I don't mind that it doesn't have Chief, but I always figured that under the most dire of circumstances, you could pull in a squad or so of Spartans to wreak a little havoc.

greystone227
greystone227

The thing I'm worried about is that if you start doing some really crazy/intense stuff as a group of marines, you'll start wondering why the marines in Halo 1-3 sucked so bad...

lendrahcir
lendrahcir

This looks like it could be a great RTS game. Personally I don't care that the Master Chief won't be in it, if he was it would simply be all the other Halo's but it a different perspective. I just want to have a huge battle of the Marines against the Flood!!

Kno2morrow
Kno2morrow

I wanna know the name of the noob that thinks Halo Wars is "Bungie's next project." Isn't it someone's job to know these things? Halo Wars is being developed by Ensemble and Microsoft owns the rights to the Halo franchise. How is this "Bungie's next project?" To the best of my knowledge, they haven't even announced their next project. Worst. Headline. Ever.

themovi3nut
themovi3nut

lol some update, still it wont be Halo without the cheif

JubJubJr
JubJubJr

Finaly we will actually have the strengths of a Marine that cant flip tanks.

JubJubJr
JubJubJr

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holybatflaps
holybatflaps

For me after the 1st Halo, the series lost its magic.

BeenASon666
BeenASon666

Yeah i guess, although, as Master Chief you did feel unstoppable, he is more of a killing machine than man. Interesting to see how a normal human would stand against the covenant....

Nminator_236
Nminator_236

Ohhh wow that sucks! Master Chief can't be replaced!