Controversial new Halo character design gives gamers the blues

Video game adaptations get a bad rep, and not without reason. Rarely does the magic of the game translate to live action – just look at the various Resident Evil films, or any of the Tomb Raiders for that matter. Surprisingly, based on the new trailer, Paramount+'s live-action Halo adaption looks promising. But fans are feeling blue about the design of one character in particular.

Released yesterday, the trailer (below) reveals that, visually at least, 2022's 'HALO' is looking pretty faithful to its source material. But judging by the reaction online, gamers aren't happy that Cortana, Master Chief’s AI companion, isn't blue. Indeed, Cortana's character design is far more human-looking here than the in-game version.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.