Bungie's site was giving me hell last week for w/e reason so I didn't notice this until today, but holy crap talk about epic.
Bungie.net : Bungie Weekly Update: 05/06/2011 : 5/6/2011 4:26 PM PDT
The Colbert and Halo Nations collided briefly this week when the Most Honorable Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, Esquire hypothesized that Master Chief was likely one of the classified members of the now famous SEAL Team Six. While the operational status of The Chief and SEAL Team Six are both matters of secrecy, we can finally crack the lid on one of the operations we conducted around the launch of Halo: Reach.
Too Epic NOT to have a Spoiler Tag
Bungie artist, and recent bed and bone crusher (don’t ask), Lorraine McLees lovingly painted this interpretation of the Most Honorable Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, Esquire last year for a potential mention on The Colbert Report that ultimately never materialized. I thought it would be a shame if it remained filed away in our “Eyes Only” archive.
For those with a predisposition for base jumping headlong into the crater of conclusions, no, this isn’t real. No amount of button pressing, tearful forum posting, or prayer to the deity of your choosing will make this epic armor an in-game reality. This is the stuff of dreams.
I can not believe this never got mentioned during the game's launch... would have been some seriously awesome PR, and the fans would have eaten it up even if they don't like Halo. Ah well, missed opportunities and whatnot.
I'm seriously tempted to make that my Wallpaper for my desktop lol, but I wuvs my Canadian Lynx so much.