After much speculation and rumors around the internet,Frank O’ Connor, franchise development director at 343 Industries, confirmed that Master Chief will be the main character of Halo 5: Guardians. Connor confirmed this on the NeoGAF forums after much debate in the Halo community.
“A’ primary character, Chief is the main character and hero,” Connor said. He also shut down theories about 343 retiring the character of Master Chief, and clarified that Agent Locke will still be a primary character within the game.
The Halo: Master Chief Collection, will release on November 11th, 2014 on Xbox one, and will include the original series Nightfall, staring Agent Locke. Halo 5: Guardians will release in fall of 2015 on Xbox One.