Halo: Kiki Wolfkill Explains Changes To Cortana’s Design And Controversy That Followed

Cortana In The Halo
Cortana In The Halo
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Kiki Wolfkill, the chief producer of Paramount’s Halo adaptation, replies to the backlash over Cortana’s new look. Some Halo fans do not agree with Cortana’s appearance in Paramount’s forthcoming version. Producer Kiki Wolfkill claims the modification was necessary and deliberate.

Wolfkill Says The Changes In Cortana Voice Was Funny

Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer
Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer

Kiki discussed the criticism around Cortana’s arrival with GamesRadar+. Wolfkill mentioned, “It’s so funny because we change her design for every game. And a lot of that is driven by technology. A lot of the design changes as we progress[ed] through the game generations were because we had access to better graphics, technology, more pixels, and more effects. And so, it’s always been about adapting Cortana to the environment.”

Wolfkill elaborates that the tweaks to Cortana’s appearance were in keeping with the major changes in the adaptation. “In this situation, it’s so very different from the games in that she has to feel real. And by that, I don’t mean feel like a real human,” continued Wolfkill. “She has to feel like a real AI, a real hologram, and be a character that real people are acting against. That was really the impetus in designing her – how do we make her feel very tangible in this Halo world?”

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Taylor, The Voice Of Cortana Is Excited For The Change

Jen Taylor, The Voice Behind Cortana
Jen Taylor, The Voice Behind Cortana

Jen has voiced Cortana in every Halo video game entry. She returns to the franchise as Master Chief’s AI partner. She is conscious of the fact that her fans do not know to find a resemblance with the new Cortana she is, But she is eager to attempt something new with him. “I’m interested to see how it is accepted. I’m interested in seeing something fresh and unusual” Taylor stated.

Supporters of the game were thrilled by the series’ realistic replication of the games when early previews appeared. Fans except for Cortana. Many people complained that the live performance of the character was too human. It had a realistic skin complexion and hair instead of the character’s trademark blue appearance.

Cortana may not be the only significant change Halo is making. The removal of Master Chief’s helmet, showing his face for the first time within Halo’s lengthy narrative, is another contentious move. “We didn’t make the choice to remove Chief’s helmet lightly, and it wasn’t a foregone conclusion when we started out to produce the show,” Wolfkill added. “That said, the show’s purpose has always been to provide a unique experience from the games, not an exact duplicate.” Halo will launch at Paramount+ On March 24.

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