Frank O’Connor, 343 Industries franchise development director, has addressed the rumors regarding the main character of Halo 5: Guardians, ending all speculations that he will not be the lead and may in fact be dead. Comments made by voice actor Mike Colter in an interview with X-One magazine resulted in the rumor milling churning full speed with claims that his character, Halo Nightfall protagonist Agent Locke, would be the main character in Halo 5: Guardians. However, O’ Connor denies all rumors, assuring Halo fans that Master Chief will be the protagonist of the game, though Agent Locke will be a primary character in the story. In fact, 343 Industries has no plans to retire series veteran Master Chief any time soon. MUST READ: Halo 5 Main Character is Agent Locke – Master Chief is Dead? Agent Locke appears in the five-part web series Halo: Nightfall, which is produced by Ridley Scott and takes place between Halo 4 and Halo 5, thus tying the two games together. Colter revealed that the character would be playable and also that he will be a Spartan IV by the time the events of Halo 5 begin, facts that likely spawned the speculations that O’ Connor now denies. Developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios, Halo 5 is an upcoming first person shooter that will release exclusively on the Xbox One console by the end of 2015. Fans will be able to test out the game before it released by purchasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which consists of all the Halo games released to date, plus remastered versions of the first two games. The Master Chief Collection grants buyers access to Halo 5′s multiplayer beta. ALSO READ: Halo: Master Chief Collection not Coming to PC, and Here’s Why... With the rumors regarding who the main character will be now buried, what do you expect from the next Halo game? Will there be a face-off between Master Chief and Agent Locke? There are so many questions about Halo 5 that remain to be answered, so let us know what you think in the comments below.