Halo 5: Guardians will introduce several new characters to the franchise, which could be seen as an opportunity to release campaign-based DLC focused on these new characters. However, 343 Industries' Brad Welch has revealed that there are no plans to expand the story via DLC.
"We wanted to expand the cast of characters we have. We wanted to have characters who could take their helmets off "“ and with Chief, that's kind of a big deal," Welch told Stevivor.
"Particularly in [Halo] 5, Locke is an outside window into Blue Team. I think we lost that with 4 "“ I was just playing 3 again recently, and there were always Marines around. They reflect on how the world sees the Chief and helped him to feel Heroic. Locke gets to look at the Chief and Blue Team from an external perspective.
"We've certainly talked about it, but right now there are no plans to do campaign DLC."
But this doens't mean that there aren't other ways for the players to expand their knowledge about the game's story and characters. Welch states that players can always check out the novels and pay special attention to in-game character conversations.
"There are novels out though "“ one for Tanaka and one for Vale "“ and the Fall of Reach animated series which comes with the Collector's [edition]. That's another way for people to get a bunch of extra story on the console.
"We try to also do a lot of storytelling through character conversations, back and forth. If you explore, you'll find more extended conversations; the more you play and explore, the more lore you can get from the game. There's a lot more from Osiris talking about Blue team, illustrating events for players."
Halo 5: Guardians releases on the 27th of October on Xbox One.