Ok from everything I have read, talked or saw this game is the same timeframe as the book. Not before or after. When I say timeframe I mean like the MC is in space at this time and so on like the book but I came across this comment on another website and it got me thinking. COMMENT AS FOLLOWS: :halo reach takes place a few decades after reach was taken. noble team is merely an insertion force. Jorge is a spartan II. the rest of noble team is are spartan III's. the spartan III program didn't take effect until twenty years later and were trained by JLT. kurt ambrose, aka spartan 051.teh spartan III's were suposed to be a top secret program where they were given SPI armor and used to take out valuable targets. THEY WERE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE!!! spartan III=dispoasible heros" So if this comment is correct and I can't really say yes or no and I doubt anyone else can, we are not actually going to be playing the battle of Reach but yet we will be there during the aftermath. So at this time Halo 3 would have been over because like in that post it says "the spartan III program didn't take effect until twenty years later" the whole trilogy wasn't 20 Years long so how can that be. Look I was kind of surprised to see S-III's in Halo Reach because I also thought they didn't come around till way after that battle. Anyone want to shed some light for me. Can Bungie just put S-III in anywhere since they were secret? Could this be Bungie's way to do whatever they want with the story because it was not the actual battle we know of. I just found the post so don't bomb me. [Edited on 07.28.2010 1:00 PM PDT]
7/29/2010 1:20:38 AM PermalinkThe spartan III program was the brainchild of Colonel James Ackerson, and according to the Halo Encyclopedia in the year 2547 (Five years prior to the fall of Reach (August 30th 2552). [quote][b]Halo Encyclopedia[/b] 2547 ONI's Section II makes the SPARTAN-II Program public to boost morale; the SPARTAN-III Program remains top secret. [/quote] I couldn't nail down a year of origin atm but that clearly demonstrates the program existed prior to the fall of reach, by at lest 5 years.
7/28/2010 9:04:53 PM PermalinkThanks. I mean like I said from anything you see about it makes you think it is the timeframe of the actual battle so I found it odd. I still thought the S-III's came out way after but I guess that is wrong.
7/28/2010 9:02:51 PM PermalinkHalo: Reach is during the battle of Reach. It goes with the Fall of Reach. It's right before the Pillar of Autumn slip-space jumped into Halo with MC. That comment you found is off. The only thing it got right was that S-III's were disposable Spartans, and not expected to survive.