I actually like a bit the new elite design (but not as the original and Halo 2A/ Wars 2 design), but I agree it just doesn't fit to the gameplay (if there were in MP) and looks very werid that they act even more beastly than the brutes, so I think there should be an option to change your elite from the bulky to the original design (like on the spartan genders) as well present both designs in the campaign, the original ones as main infantry and spec ops missions, and the bulky ones which are stronger and resist more damage in the huge battles as heavy infantry.
It does suck that they haven't even acknowledged our presence. But who knows.
*cut*.The reason I think its unlikely that 343 will add playable elites is because that this thread is "four" years old and there has not been much, if any response by 343.
I would like to see playable elites though, but I'd like their armour to look less "bulky".
I'd be happy with some form of the H2A design.
Yea, I don't really like the bulky Elites either, but some do, so it should at least be an option.
H2a design would be fantastic, with some of the added halo 3 designs to boot.
A lot of the time I feel like if 343 is going to put Playable Elites in, there's gonna be some room for a whole new customization edge. I know I'm a heretic but I have to agree that I really do enjoy the new bulky elites, and their brute voices and fashion, haha! But I'll say that it's not a bad decision that 343 made these, because I actually enjoy them 10x more than I enjoy brutes, but I can understand those who liked the sleek elegant ones a little better.
That's why I think they should add both types! No sense in removing Jul M'dama from the equation all together is there?
Also: Everyone says that it's a big problem to add them to matchmaking, when it was already done in what I believe is the best method possible. The Reach Way! Introduce Invasion and Invasion Warzone, hahaha! No seriously though, Elites get to be taller, and differentiated from Spartans like they should. And oh how about this, "competitive elites" for matchmaking that are scaled for the hitbox! Why can't we all just get something!