That's the word on the street. No one knows for sure, but obviously this ancillary evidence supports the concept of a squad-based game being dropped into a city in peril, the AI metropolitan coordinator awry. Before this game was supposed to be announced, back at E3, a lot of people in the press (here and here, for example) were calling it out a certain way.
Of course, the notion is that this game will be an ODST-centric, third person, squad-based shooter similar to GRAW or Gears of War. It'll be a far darker and more serious take on the Halo universe as opposed to the trilogy's cartoonish portrayal. The game seems to rely heavily on cooperative play (possibly up to 8 players) in urban combat and is set during the war against the Covenant, who may or may not be the source of the superintendent AI coming undone. Everyone is pegging this title as a Fall '09 release, but no one knows for sure.
Watch me be wrong. We got till tomorrow at 10am est to find out.
Sounds about right to me Voc. It ha sto be either ODSTs or possibly Gray Team. The Cole Protocol is due to be released November 28th!