"Forerunner Promethean, created by Isaac Hannaford in 2007" 2007? You sure dude cuz they didn't start talking about prometheans until that forerunner book came out last year. I mean if I'm wrong go ahead post your sources.
devil mingy posted... As I said, he purged it from the blog shortly after he posted, so I am going by memory. He also posted it alongside other Halo 3 concept art which leads me to believe that it was Halo 3 art.
Original blog: http://www.isaachannaford.com/
Isaac commenting that he had to remove the Promethean concept art from his site: http://www.isaachannaford.com/2011/02/deliver-hope-concepts.html
You can look up his name associated with the Promethean pic to see if you can find any more information, but I did not have much luck.
EDIT: If it's any credence, Forward Unto Dawn agrees with me. http://thegallery.forwarduntodawn.com/index.php/Halo-3/Unused-Assets/ih_promethean-bullet
they didn't start talking about prometheans until that forerunner book came out last year.
Just because Prometheans weren't mentioned until Cryptum doesn't necessarily mean they are a new concept. The Falcon was an idea all the way back in Halo 2, but was shelved until Reach.
well that just shows that this isaac guy had some inside info. no doubt prometheans have been mentioned in bungie's staff meetings for quite some time.
If I had to guess, Prometheans were intended to be part of Halo 3 and were cut along with a large section of the extra Forerunner stuff such as the Guardian Sentinel. Now, with Halo 4 looming, they want to bring them back and they're using the Halo 3 concept art pieces as a starting template.
Personally, I still find the fact that he had to remove it rather pointless. The image isn't exactly hard to find even if it is gone from the original source. Just business, I suppose.
To be fair, that isn't exactly a Forerunner. Even if it's just concept art, it's the concept art of a Forerunner in his battle armor. So Bungie still left an aura of mystique when designing them because we don't know what they truly look like underneath.