Brian Jarrard, the Community Director at Bungie, spoke with MTV this week and explained how ‘Halo 4′ was in consideration before the development team took on the story of ‘Halo: Reach’. The game would have featured Master Chief and continued the story following the events of ‘Halo 3′.
“Even before the idea to build a game based around Reach came about, a lot of other concepts were explored, up to and including a proper ‘Halo 4,’ where Master Chief was going to wake up from cryo-sleep and we were going to tell that story.”
“it just wasn’t as interesting to the team to just pick up where that left off and all the baggage that came with it.”
‘Halo: Reach’ will be the final Halo game developed by Bungie and is set directly before the events of ‘Halo: Combat Evolved’. It has been confirmed that Master Chief will not feature anywhere within the Reach storyline and by the end of the game, the Halo trilogy is expected to come to a nice, neat finish!
Halo: Reach will be released worldwide on September 14th 2010.