Everybody remembers the teaser trailer for Halo 4, if you haven’t seen it; its the video above. What is probably on everyone’s mind is, “I think Master Chief put on some weight”.
343 Industries is updating Master Chief’s armor for the next Halo. A blog post on Halo Waypoint discussed the ideas behind it, “One of the Master Chief’s most notable physical characteristics is that he’s wearing 800 pounds of tank and jet fighter.”
“So we pulled that design into the armor and HUD. When you play Halo 4, it’s important you understand that you’re more than just a gun on the screen. To give you that feeling, we have represented that weight with player physics, without interrupting crosshair and shooting accuracy.”
Despite the added weight on Master Chief’s frame, it will not restrict his movements or reduce his speed, “We knew he needed to be understood as a nimble yet heavy superhero, and contrast that with Reach armor design that was more on the bulky side.”