Console Monster writes: "All's quiet on the Halo Reach front at Bungie, but that didn't stop the developer packing ODST full of references to its next project.
"The Halo Universe has always had these interconnections but when we made ODST we had the luxury of knowing the Halo game we were going to make next," explains writer and creative director, Joe Staten. "So it made a lot of sense to us to put those kind of connections in." Tips of the hat range from graffiti scribbled around New Mombasa to tales of the legendary battle itself, from Reach veteran squadmate Buck.
"We certainly put Buck in as a representative of Reach," says Statten. "Buck has very specific lines about what he witnessed on planet Reach and we absolutely wanted to telegraph some of that stuff. Whether or not he's going to show up in Halo Reach we're not talking about / have no idea..."