This Halo Biotic Arm Prosthetic Aims to Inspire Children In Need
The Halo franchise has garnered the attention of fans across for almost 2 decades, bringing the Master Chief to the status of a hero inside the game and out. Now developer 343 Industries is partnering up with a non-profit organization by the name of Limbitless Solutions to create s new line of 3-D printed prosthetics for children inspired by the Xbox game series.
According to a recent blog post, 343 Industries states that one of their core goals within the studio is to “inspire heroes and deliver wonder” and is something that goes beyond just the games they create.
Normally, this is most often and understandably applied to the nature of making games. Indeed, creating new worlds to explore, new mysteries to solve, and heroes through which to experience it all is always an amazing and rewarding endeavor. 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.”
Their work with Limbitless will bring 2 different Halo-themed bionic arms to Limbitless’ already impressive line-up of prosthetics, one taking after Spartan John-117 aka the Master Chief. The other will be based upon the multiplayer variant that allows for a wide range of color and customization options. Each arm is fully functional and most importantly, they are donated free of charge to recipients and their families.
We’re incredibly honored to announce a collaboration with the amazing team at @Limbitless3D to offer Halo-themed “Bionic Arm” prosthetics to deserving young heroes. Read more about the partnership here: https://t.co/vKeXdMpNFx pic.twitter.com/4gvmVpLMA1
— Halo (@Halo) December 19, 2018
These incredible Halo-inspired prosthetics will become available beginning in 2019, however no particular release date has been announced. It’s a little unfortunate that the company isn’t taking advantage of an iconic Spartan Kat-B320, who was a part of Noble Team in the game Halo: Reach and had a bionic arm herself. Though it is possible that the multiplayer variant will allow for the right customization options to make something similar to the Kat’s armor.
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