Earlier today HaloWaypoint began tweeting out photos of some toys at this year’s Toy Fair in New York. Among the photos, 2 of them were of prototypes from the popular McFarlane Toys. The first being a prototype Master Chief figure modeled after the Halo on Xbox One trailer that we’re all very familiar with.
Complete with a cloak and a promethean boltshot. In regards to this photo, there isn’t much to say. The real story lies within the second photo; A photo of a Halo 2 Master Chief prototype. So here we are again, it feels like 343 is teasing us.
I would just like to point out that this isn’t some old left over toy from 2004. McFarlane toys didn’t start making Halo toys till after Halo 3’s launch. Prior to this, Joyride was making Halo toys (most notably the one used for the famous Arby ‘n’ the Chief Machinima series). This figurine begs the question. Why make one for a game that’s over 10 years old?
GameZone released a snippet from an interviewed Steve Downes, the long-time voice of Master Chief, and he told them that we shouldn’t expect to see Halo 5 in 2014, but that the series will still see at least one release this year.
“I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5,” Downes said. “I wouldn’t expect anything until 2015. What you can look forward to this year is an anniversary edition of Halo 2.”
No official statement has been made by 343 Industries or Microsoft.
Are you excited for a potential Halo 2 Anniversary?