Okay, so the game is set 4-6 years after the events of Halo 3, right? Well, it's been made apparent that the UNSC might be back in the story, and witht that amount of time on their hands, do you think it's possible that the surviving SPARTANS could have been rescued by the UNSC? And yes, they're stuck in that Shield World thing (forgot what it was called), but with about six years without heavy fighting, they could've happend upon them and rescued them. And who knows, that could mean we get SPARTANS as co-op characters too if my theory is correct. But what do you guys think about this?
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Okay, so the game is set 4-6 years after the events of Halo 3, right?
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We shall know the fate of the Onyx stranded in 11 days. Whether it will confirm anything (or even just raise further questions without answering anything) remains to be seen.
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well the other spartans arent on onyx anymore, theyre in a pocket dimension.. and onyx has been transformed into an impenetrable construct built entirely from forerunner sentinels. the sentinels defending onyx were able to to whipe out all the surrounding covenant ships without breaking a sweat. so unless the unsc have been able to get into the shield world and into the pocket dimension... then probably not. but perhaps kurt and the survivors can escape, but it would be from their end in the pocket dimension, perhaps and exit point of some sort. regardless it seems unlikely that they would be part of halo 4, considering the halo games have been clearly seperated from the books, and halo: reach doesnt fit with the plot or characters from the books. its unfortunate, i know, being a huge fan of the books i would have loved if we could meet some of the other spartans in a game. however bungie screwed that up with the rediculous storyline of halo reach.
^... yeah, I don't think we'll be seeing Kurt anymore. We'll definitely be seeing more of the survivors within the Shield World, though.
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oh yeah right, kurt died, i forget the names of the spartan survivors... its been a while. yeah, we'll see em in the books, but unfortunately not in a game.
I would be very, very surprised if we ever meet the other surviving Spartans in a game. Way too much of the main audience would see it as simply a cheap retcon after spending the main Halo trilogy believing Chief was the last, with Reach seeming to rub that fact in (except for Jun, who could be an exception).
From: cpo335 | #008
Halo: Combat Evolved case: "You are the last of your kind. Bred for combat, built for war, you are master of any weapon, pilot of any vehicle... and fear no enemy."
Halo: Combat Evolved manual, page 5: "One ship, the Pillar of Autumn, escapes with the last SPARTAN-II and makes a blind jump into deep space, hoping to lead the Covenant away from Earth."
Halo 3 standard edition case: "He is the last of his kind, a warrior born for combat, bred for war... and humanity's only hope."
Halo 3 manual, page 2: "One of these artificial worlds, these Halos, was discovered and destroyed by human forces, led by Spartan-117--the Master Chief--the last fighting member of the legendary SPARTAN-II military program and Humanity's last, best hope."
all that may be true, but you're ignoring the biggest point, which is that halo: reach conclusively and irrevocably diverted the halo game's from ever being able to intersect with the plot of any of the books that even mention any other spartans. in the book, fall of reach, the pillar of autumn never landed on reach during the battle as it was part of the space battle the entire time, defending the orbital mac guns. also the "latchkey" discovery has no mention in the books whatsoever (if anyone knows wtf it really is, please tell me, cuz i cant find any mention of it anywhere, halopedia doesnt seem to know anything about it either). and in the books what leads the pillar of autumn to halo are coordinates obtained from a forerunner artifact on sigma octanus IV found by the spartan IIs during the battle of sigma octanus IV. so the latchkey has nothing to do with that either (at least according to the books). Also the books never mention any spartan being Dr. Halsey's son, seeing as he would have had to be a spartan II, this makes no sense either since she is with them during their training. in conclusion, the books plot is completely seperate from the games. god knows why bungie decided to ignore the books plot, seeing as their plot is MUCH better and would have led to games with a much deeper plot and thus would have had much better campaigns.