There are a few things I want to point out, the first being I think Lasky is alive. 343 know that a lot of people like him and if he was killed offscreen that’d be a big mistake and a waste of an interesting character. Lasky was such a bro during Halo 4, especially when he gave us the fully armed Pelican and let us take it. Shame he lost the limelight in 5 but 343 surely wouldn’t pass up on him in Infinite.
Secondly, are we even sure we can trust this device pinging up so many crew members and complement of the Infinity being deceased. Now I’m not saying it is, but maybe it’s a trick or it’s not accurate. We just don’t know if we can 100% trust it yet.
Thirdly, maybe these crew members and complement were killed on their way back to the Infinity aboard a Pelican or they were dropping to the surface of the Halo and were picked off during their descent.
Lastly, I think we have a grim reality here as I think these soldiers (interestingly we have ODSTs too from the logos next to some of the tags) were aboard the Infinity and the Infinity was shot down above the ring and they died. Then once the ship crashed onto the ring the Banished started hunting the surviving members. I think it would be cool to try and gather together a strong force from the surviving members and co-ordinate a resistance against the Banished on the ring. Basically similar to CE in some ways but the gameplay keeps it unique and fun to play but we also experience it more this time as most of the media focusing on the gathering forces and supplies on Installation-04 was in the books, and I think it’d be cool to see that transpire in a game, but it will have a different background ofc.