Microsoft has teamed up with Machinima to produce a live-action Halo web series entitled Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn that will launch on Machinima and Halo Waypoint in the weeks leading up to Halo 4‘s release on Nov. 6. The series will consist of five weekly, 15-minute episodes that will focus on Master Chief serving as a source of inspiration for a young cadet.
“[We want] to make Halo accessible for people who haven’t played the games,” 343 Industries, the game’s new development company, rep Matt McCloskey said. “We wanted to do something unique from a narrative standpoint that’s big in scale.”
McCloskey also reports that if the shorts are well received, it could open the door for more live action development. Whether this culminates in the long awaited Halo movie remains to be seen.