Halo 4: Cortana's new look revealed

Cortana has been Master Chief's constant companion throughout the Halo series, but judging by the artwork for Halo 4 set to grace GameInformer's May issue, the AI regular may be getting ready to travel beyond the “friend” zone.

Have a look at 343 Industries' new (and improved?) Cortana design:

Yep, those are some nice, uh, data points. True, Cortana has rocked the curvy, feminine look in past Halo games, but this cover art suggests 343 Industries will be playing up her more alluring assets (while playing down the need for virtual clothes) in the upcoming sequel. To what end? We're not sure. It's not like the Halo series needs sex appeal to sell.

Cortana isn't the only character slated to appear on the cover of GameInformer's next issue. The full image depicts a familiar Spartan posing menacingly for readers. At least, we assume he's menacing. For all we known he's staring longingly as his new favorite computer program. Have a look:

GameInformer hints its upcoming issue will provide full details on Halo 4's story, insights on its multiplayer, and snapshots of 343 Industries' work to date. See what we've come across so far in Halo 4’s new trailer dissected: The most tantalizing screens and quotes, and our Halofest 2011 interview with 343 Industries Frank O'Connor.


  • fault3 - April 21, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    IED from mass effect 3 has forever changed how robots are seen in games,from now on: super sexy! and nothing wrong with that.female curves is extra space for harddrives! so valid!
  • Shinn - April 7, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    Her facial features look a lot more human. Bungie had her looking like a cartoon character.
  • BladedFalcon - April 7, 2012 8:26 p.m.

    *Clears throat to do his best Roman Belic Impression* TEETEEEES!
  • codzprc - April 6, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    Face is terrible. Unless you have a circle fetish.
  • ThePrivateer - April 6, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    I don't get the point of this article. Cortana's always been naked. She looks incredibly similar to how she's always looked.
  • Sy87 - April 6, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    It is kinda weird that they made have have a pretty good pair. Its also messed up that they are purposely trying to get dudes and maybe some girls to fall for her. Rule /34/ baby.
  • Manguy17 - April 6, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    I still never understood why an ai companion to a male spartan has to be a naked if he needs more distractions with his marines driving into and off cliffs.
  • xXxsilentassassinxXx - April 7, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    In the books it's stated each AI chooses how they look.
  • KingOfCarts24/7 - April 5, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    For those of us that have actually seen breasts and not of a porn star, real breasts... do this and fat?really?looks like some here go for that oh so sexy barely alive look
  • Ariaka - April 6, 2012 1:19 a.m.

    Just because they work like that means I have to like the look. Trust me, I have plenty of example to look at myself. I always liked her more looking tiny and AI-like, but this is pushing too close to realism for me.
  • g4m3rk1dd - April 5, 2012 6:46 p.m.

    Cortana has ALWAYS been naked anyway...she just looks MORE naked now...
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - April 5, 2012 6:27 p.m.

  • angelusdlion - April 5, 2012 11:31 p.m.

    She looks fat? What the f are you smoking?
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - April 5, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    This is just concept art, I imagine it'll be toned down a bit for her actual in-game model.
  • Rainbow-Carnage - April 5, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    Wait a minute........ This game takes place in the future. The main character is REALLY good at fighting aliens. And apparently is also a horny old bastered, who likes to ogle big breasted women and treat them like objects...... Master Chief is Duke Nukem!
  • Grif - April 5, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    Personally I preferred Halo 3 Cortana's face with Halo 2 Cortana's body. And I'm not a fan of what they've done to the helmet, but perhaps it will grow on me.
  • paul212 - April 5, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    The chief is looking sexy as always
  • d0x - April 5, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    I lIke it and here is why lol. Most video game boobs look like implants which means they look like either balloons or like basketballs cut in half. I hate the way fake boobs look. Im not one to get excited for CGI boobs but I'd at least like them to be shaped like actually breasts. I can't stand the way implants look therefore most game boobs also look awful. Nice work 343 lol. /rant
  • MasterBhater - April 5, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    Who cares about the breasts, I just want to know why she has a goddamn BELLY BUTTON! Still, the design is good. I hope the fanboys don't bash this too much, because like most changes, it'll take a bit of getting used to.
  • kyle94 - April 5, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    I was thinking the same exact thing.

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