E3 2018: Halo Infinite May Bring Back Master Chief Voice Actor

Actor Steve Downes has voiced Master Chief in every mainline Halo instalment to date, and it appears that’s going to continue with Halo Infinite. During E3, Downes strongly suggested on Twitter that he is coming back to voice the super-soldier in 343’s upcoming game.

The Xbox Twitter account asked Halo fans, “Are you ready to get back to work?” Downes replied, “I was born ready.” While not confirmed, it really sounds like Downes will be back to play Chief again.

In 2015, just before Halo 5: Guardians launched, Downes sent out a tweet that sounded like he might be retiring from the Halo franchise. This was the same year that he retired as a radio host, so some believed Downes might be taking a step back from professional work, including Halo.

Thankfully, it sounds like he’s coming back to Halo at least once more. We have followed up with Microsoft in an attempt to get more details on Downes’ involvement in Halo Infinite.

What we do know about Halo Infinite is that it will tell a more Master Chief-centric story, which is good news after Halo 5 steered away from him. According to Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg, Infinite is a “bigger and bolder” Halo game that will go back to the roots of the Halo franchise.

No release date has been set for Infinite, but it sounds like it won’t launch anytime soon. The game has a new art style and goes in “new and unexpected directions,” while 343 has also teased that you’ll get to play early in beta tests. For lots more on Infinite, check out GameSpot’s breakdown of everything you need to know from E3.

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