Is Halo's Master Chief joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? - Dexerto

Is Halo’s Master Chief joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Published: 3/Apr/2019 12:42 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 13:50

by David Purcell


The majority of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans will tell you that Nintendo has already assembled possibly one of the deepest and most well-rounded rosters in fighting game history, but not many would object to the idea of adding one of Microsoft’s biggest characters to the arena. 

Halo’s Master Chief is one of the most iconic video game figures of its generation and has not featured in any titles outside of the franchise. Halo content has always been exclusive for Xbox players. 

There’s a slight chance that this stance might have somewhat shifted in recent times, though, based on an interesting interaction on social media. 

NintendoCould Master Chief soon battle against Mario, Donkey Kong and others in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Twitter’s official gaming account, @TwitterGaming, asked its followers which character they would like to see be added to the Smash roster in the future, so they could rate each selection from fans. 

However, it wasn’t just fans that got involved. In fact, they might have even got a lot more than they bargained for when the official Halo account responded with a Master Chief gif. 

Now, while it might be merely speculation at this stage, there’s no doubt that having Master Chief lock horns with the likes of Super Mario, Donkey Kong and Princess Peach in the popular fighting game would be fun for all involved. 

With data miners having previously leaked that there could be up to 10 more empty roster slots to fill in the future, it’s possible that more additions will be made to the game in due course. 

There’s a very good chance that this was simply a tease and nothing more than that. Yet, it won’t stop fans thinking of what it would be like to have such a high profile character – which isn’t from a Nintendo exclusive franchise – make a surprise entrance to the fighting arena someday. 


Shroud believes Halo needs to change “a lot” to compete in modern era

Published: 23/Nov/2020 5:53

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Shroud believes Microsoft’s long-standing Halo franchise needs to change “a lot” about the way it plays if it’s to compete with modern titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty with the release of Halo Infinite next year.

Shroud is an expert when it comes to first-person shooters. It’s not even because he’s a phenomenal player. It’s because he knows what makes them good and how they can be improved.

The Twitch star regularly comments on games and issues; recently, he chimed in on Modern Warfare and explained why he finds it so boring.

Now, he’s set his sights on the Halo series, expressing concerns about Halo Infinite, which is still pending a release date after being delayed.

Shroud Halo Infinite
Shroud is an open book and doesn’t mind sharing his opinions with viewers.

In his latest stream, Shroud spent a couple of hours fragging lobbies in Halo 4. He seemed to be enjoying himself, but even he wasn’t too sure, in the end: “I guess that was fun?” he said after closing the game browser. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Just Halo, I guess.”

The concern, he said, is that the title feels ‘outdated,’ especially when matching up against other modern titles on the market.

“Halo Infinite needs to change a lot [to] so that it meets up with current expectations,” he said. “Halo is dated. But it makes sense. The games are old, so it makes sense for the games to feel dated.”

Shroud Halo Infinite
343 Industries
Halo Infinite has had a troubled development since being delayed until 2021.

Of course, Halo Infinite is set to revolutionize the franchise by expanding the game into an open-world. However, Shroud’s comments seem to be more about the multiplayer combat and gameplay itself.

“It was so short… I don’t like how not chaotic it is,” he said. “4v4 and the size of the map and how you can control it is kind of weird. I wish it was more spontaneous and all over the place… More of a deathmatch.”

Shroud acknowledged he hasn’t played the series enough to know for sure. He also said he’s willing to give it another chance. “Everyone says Halo 5 could be something I’m interested in,” he said. “I really want to play more.”

Unfortunately, he didn’t have any real suggestions on how to improve the gameplay. However, he flirted with the idea of adding air strafe. “If this game had air strafe, it’d be f**king nuts. But.. then it’d pretty much just be Quake. Well, kind of.”

It goes without saying that Shroud’s views are his own, and he’s merely sharing them with viewers on his stream. There are plenty of other players who love the Halo series and are excited for Halo Infinite.

Still, the expectations for Halo Infinite are high, especially since it’s been five years since Halo 5. Plus, Shroud’s opinion is always valuable, and many believe his concerns are warranted.