Even though it was already fairly safe to assume that Halo: Reach would be a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved, it was never actually confirmed until now. Frank O’Connor was recently interviewed by USA Today, and revealed that it is indeed a prequel to Halo 1:
“It’s a prequel to Halo 1,” says Frank O’Connor, creative director for 343 Industries, a division of Microsoft that handles all things Halo.
A first-person shooter with an additional multiplayer mode, Halo: Reach “is a chronological prequel but it is not a prequel in the directions the Star Wars prequels were to the (original) movies,” says O’Connor, a co-writer on 2007′s Halo 3. says. “It will cover events in and around the planet Reach,” where the invading Covenant first attacked humankind in the Halo story line.
He also briefly talks about the Halo movie, and that they’re waiting for the right time and partner(perhaps it isn’t dead afterall?). You can read the entire interview here.
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