In an interview with AusGamers, 343 Industries' Frank O'Connor and Chad Armstrong talked openly about changing the consistency of stories told within the Halo Universe moving forward.
"We made a decision about two years ago, that every story we made from now is going to matter and have some connections and have some real resonance in the Universe," O'Conner told AusGamers.
"So if you’re watching one of the terminals in Halo Anniversary or you’re reading one of the books or one of the comics in the next few years, they’re all going to have a meaning," he added. "That doesn’t mean you have to buy a novel to understand the game -- in fact we want to make absolutely sure that all of the stories are self contained; that they are fun to understand with or without the deeper resonances and connections -- but if you invest in the Universe, you will get a pretty good return on that investment."
The interview also talks about dedicated servers for console FPS multiplayer, and the potential for Halo 4 to implement them, among much more.