It's still nowhere as damning as Doom director commenting.So what do you think about the 343 community director very recently talking about on Twitter how he wants Chief?
Fingers crossed we are one step closer to a certain other Xbox property showing up in Smash 🙏— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) October 1, 2020(this one was right before the Feb direct)
Master Chief, of course— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) February 17, 2021
Brian is a community manager, not someone within development team.
There is a reason why people are feeling Hayabusa is deconfirmed because Yasuda is the head of Team Ninja, not a mere community manager.