Bungie’s Brian Jarrard has said that at one time the developer considered making Halo 4 starring Master Chief instead of Reach.
Instead, the team decided to create a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved.
“Even before the idea to build a game based around Reach came about, a lot of other concepts were explored, up to and including a proper Halo 4, where Master Chief was going to wake up from cryo-sleep and we were going to tell that story”, Jarrard told MTV.
Instead, Halo 4 never made it out of pre-production because, according to Jarrard, “it just wasn’t as interesting to the team to just pick up where that left off and all the baggage that came with it.”
Sweet dreams then Master Chief, we reckon.
Halo: Reach is slated for September 14.