Epic: No Master Chief in Gears of War 3

By on May 1, 2011

Microsoft too “squeamish” about it.

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Disappointingly, Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinsky  confirmed in an interview with Complex that Halo’s iconic character, Master Chief, will not be making an appearance in its upcoming shooter Gears of War 3. Apparently, Microsoft is too “squeamish” about the whole idea.

“I’ll let you in on a secret. I actually approached Microsoft on getting Master Chief into the game, but those guys are kind of squeamish,” he said.

One of the reasons, he believes, why Microsoft is hesitant to lend Master Chief to the game is that, despite both games being rated as ‘M’, Halo is a “soft M”.

“One of Halo’s successes is that it’s a soft M,” Bleszinski added. “Gears pushes it further. I’m creatively comfortable with that, though it can limit what you do. If you had to break it down, I’d say that Gears is like Mortal Kombat and Halo is like Street Fighter.”

However, if and when Microsoft decides to assign Master Chief to a post at Epic Games, Bleszinski said it won’t be all sweets and cakes for him.

“We’d get his model, put him in a COG suit, make it blow up, and do some test animation work. We’d have to see what his head looks like being blown to smithereens or how his arm would look getting sawed off. Then we’d package up the test footage, put it on YouTube, and let the fans get a kick out of it because everything is meta these days.”

This man has issues with Master Chief, I will tell you that.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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