Meet Master Chief (Again)
343 Industries has settled on a design they’re happy with, so introduce your eyeballs to the Chief as we’ll see him in Halo 4 – positioned as part one of a greater story arc dubbed ‘The Reclaimer Trilogy.' Here’s a blurb on the studio’s philosophy behind the redesign:
Typically, from Halo to Halo, the Master Chief’s armor has changed and adapted, and there have been fictional reasons why. With Halo 4, we’re taking a different approach and focusing on the storytelling aspects of art from the design standpoint. We don’t do that everywhere in the game, but we wanted to take this opportunity to really focus on him as a human being.