Halo studio 343 Industries has announced a partnership with the non-profit Limbitless Solutions to provide special Halo-themed prosthetic limbs to kids in need. As the studio explains in a blog post, Limbitless Solutions is a prosthetic maker that specializes in rapid prototyping and 3D printing to make fully functional arms that can grip and gesture, all at a lower cost than many other prosthetics.
Limbitless donates its prosthetics free-of-charge, and the 343 partnership is lending some Master Chief flavor to their options. Beginning sometime in 2019, those browsing the Limbitless selections will be able to select a prosthetic modeled after Master Chief’s Mk. VI armor. A second “multiplayer” variant will let them select the same model with their own color customization.
“One of our core missions here at the studio is to ‘inspire heroes and deliver wonder,'” the blog reads. “Normally, this is most often and understandably applied to the nature of making games… There are, however, times where opportunities to inspire heroes and deliver wonder present themselves outside the scope of game code, cutscene scripts, or sandbox balancing.” The prosthetics are said to be offered to “young heroes who routinely and triumphantly beat the odds.”
The most recent Halo game news we’ve heard was Halo Infinite, which debuted at E3 2018 but without many details. Since then 343 Industries has been dripping out news slowly, regarding the game as a service and Master Chief’s new look. 343 head Bonnie Ross was recently announced as the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences 2018 Hall of Fame recipient.