Halo 5 caused a lot of controversies and drew a lot of criticism due to how Master Chief was advertised as the main character only to place players in the shoes of Team Osiris for most of the game.
343 Industries to repair the mistake
It looks like 343 Industries failed in realizing that the series’ fans have become extremely attached to Master Chief. Franchise Director Frank O’Connor said during an interview with GamesTM magazine that he acknowledges the flaws in Halo 5’s narrative and promised a to correct them. He said the team took some digs for storytelling in Halo 5 that were merited. He knows that fans are highly disappointed because they wanted more of Master Chief, recognizing that they’ve even begun to fill in the gaps in the character’s story themselves:
We certainly underestimated that with Halo 5. He’s slightly more important now than he has ever been, certainly to our franchise…Doubling down on the Master Chief story and the amount of focus on him was probably the easiest learning from Halo 5., according to O’Connor.
Halo 6 brings Master Chief back into the spotlight
Halo 6 is going to bring the focus back to Master Chief, but playing as Team Osiris still isn’t ruled out. Halo 6 is expected to be revealed at E3 2017 and aim for a Holiday 2018 release.
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