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The reason behind the controversial change in the Halo series

Halo executive producer Kiki Wolfkill has spoken out about Cortana’s controversial design change for the Paramount+ TV series.

Next week it will land in the catalog of Paramount+ Halo: The Series, the television adaptation of the popular video game saga.

the plot of Halo: The Series It will take place in what the producers have dubbed the “silver timeline,” implying that there will be subtle and not-so-subtle differences in characters and events compared to the video games.

This has already been noticed when watching the trailer for Halo: The series, where a design change has been seen in Cortana, something that has not been without complaints among video game fans.

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In a recent interview for Games Radar, Halo Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill has spoken out about the controversial design change to Cortana in the Halo seriesstating that this change was necessary and intentional.

It’s a lot of fun, because we change its design for each game. And a lot of that is driven by technology.Wolfkill stated.A lot of the design changes as we went through the game generations were due to having access to better graphics, technology, more pixels, and more effects. Therefore, it was always about adapting Cortana to the environment“.

The producer explained that the adjustments to Cortana’s appearance were in line with the main changes that the adaptation makes to the source material. “In this situation, it’s very different from the games where she has to feel real. And by that, I don’t mean feeling like a real human being.“, he commented.

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It has to feel like a real AI, a real hologram, and be a character that real people act against… That was really the impetus in designing it. How can we make it feel so tangible in this world of Halo?“, he added.

Jen Taylor, who voices Cortana in each Halo video game installment, reprises her role as Master Chief’s AI sidekick in the series.

While the actress is aware that her character looks very different from the version fans may be familiar with, she is excited to try something new with the character. “I’m curious to see how she’s received. I’m interested in seeing something different and seeing something new,” Taylor stated.

The Halo series will premiere in the United States through Paramount+ next March 24, 2022. For its part, it will soon arrive in Spain through SkyShowtime, a ViacomCBS platform that will host content from North American platforms and networks such as Paramount+, Peacock, NBCUniversal, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures or Paramount Pictures.

This article was published in Hobby Consoles by José Carlos Pozo.

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