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We Finally Know Whether The Halo Series Will Show Master Chief's Face

Master Chief from the "Halo" franchise has become an iconic character in the pantheon of video games. He's become the go-to mascot for the Xbox, with millions of players inhabiting the character for numerous matches. Aside from that, he's gone on to appear in a plethora of graphic novels, and soon, audiences will see Master Chief in a whole new light when he suits up for the upcoming Paramount+ action/adventure series based on the best-selling games.

The "Halo" trailer promises all of the same great action and set pieces fans have come to expect out of the series. After numerous starts and stops, it's finally coming to a screen near you, so you'll be able to kick back, relax, and watch Master Chief kick butt rather than trying to manipulate him through your own controller. Long-time players of the game will undoubtedly have questions about the forthcoming series. One of those is whether we'll finally see Master Chief's face. Before the show's even come out, we at least have an answer to that inquiry.

Audiences will see Master Chief's face

Gamers have been able to control Master Chief for over 20 years at this point, and throughout that time, they've never once laid eyes on his true face. They've occasionally seen his eyes or the back of his head on the rare instance he takes off his helmet, but it's been a recurrence throughout the series that Master Chief never reveals his true identity. In a way, his facelessness makes it easy for players to inhabit the character and feel as though they're in his boots. However, that's all set to change with the upcoming Paramount+ series.

While speaking during IGN Fan Fest, Kiki Wolfkill, Studio Head of Transmedia at 343 Industries, stated, "I think we set out to tell a character story and a personal story." She went on to say, "And once we really got into what that story was, it became clear that you really needed to see the person in the [armor] and under the helmet."

Later, she would confirm what everyone was thinking and that we would, in fact, see Master Chief's face for the first time in the franchise's history. Of course, such a decision doesn't come lightly, as she'd go on to clarify, "For some people, it's been a moment 20 years in the making, and for other people it is something that feels very hard to imagine. We absolutely respect both sides of that fence, those who really want to see Chief's face and those who really don't. But for the nature of this story, it felt really important to connect with the Master Chief in a different way, and that meant showing the face."

It's unclear when precisely in the series we'll see his face, but you can keep tabs on this development for yourself when the new show premieres on Paramount+ on March 24.