X260A: "You’ve only got to look at the sales numbers for the Halo franchise to know one thing: Halo fans love Master Chief. Halo 1, 2 and 3 sold 6, 8 and 10 million units respectively, while out of the four games since, only one could reach those dizzy heights, shifting 7 million units sold – that was the brilliant but Master Chief-less Halo: Reach. The fact that 343 Industries’ first move after picking up the Halo franchise from seasoned and respected creators, Bungie, was to bring Master Chief out of hiding will come as no surprise to anyone then. Whether his appearance will stimulate sales remains to be seen, but with the Chief back and 343’s first proper Halo outing now upon us, one thing is for certain. It’s the Halo game that fans have been craving."