Ensemble showed off the campaign for the first time (every previous demonstration was of a random skirmish game). Lead Writer Graeme Devine and Campaign Producer Bill Jackson showed off a mission where the Covenant discover a Forerunner artifact on the planet Harvest, and decide to blow it up. That's not cool, so it's your mission to intercept the Covenant demolition team and prevent the artifact's destruction. The mission starts with a cutscene of Sergeant Forge observing the Covenant at an expedition camp, and cuts to a discussion on-board the UNSC Spirit of Fire between Professor Anders and Captain Cutter, the other key characters in the campaign. Devine also comments that these cutscenes are actually disguises for load-times, as he hates static loadscreens.