Halo 3 Almost Done, And Other Halo RumorsHALO 3 44% DONE RUMOR, PLUS 1&2 PLAYABLE ON 360 FROM DAY ONE? Latest Halo 3 whisper while US reports suggest that Halo's 1 & 2 will playable be on Xbox 360 from launch Reports from the latest Microsoft press tour in the US are suggesting that Halos 1 & 2 will be among the first original Xbox titles to be fully playable on the Xbox 360 when it launches this festive season. Hm, so you might categorize this news broadly along the lines of 'bear also defecates in woods', in that two of the most popular Xbox titles ever will be the first confirmed backwards compatibles. However the timing is certainly a new development and it'll add another degree of momentum to the Xbox 360's launch period. Nice to know that the Xbox icon will be playable on the next-gen console from day one too. As to the much anticipated arrival of Halo 3, well not much of an official whisper on that since Peter Moore's recent and rather enigmatic pronouncement that, "the boys are busy". However we do know it's heading direct to Xbox 360 and our long range radar forecast is currently expecting a debut around about spring 2006. Most interesting are the latest - though we have to say completely unconfirmed whispers - currently running around the web, which claim to be from an inside developer source and suggest that Halo 3 is apparently 44% done, and that we will see first screens and art before the end of this month. Let's just hope those final rumors are right but we won't be betting the farm on it. Maybe just the barn.