(RUMOR) - Halo 3 Awaiting The Green LightWe’ve received news today from an industry insider who claims that Halo 3 is finished and sitting at the mastering plant, awaiting the word to go. According to the source, the final artwork has been finished for disk, booklets and box art. Our source has stated that one of Europe’s largest CD replicators is on standby, they’ve signed NDA’s and are awaiting the green light from Bungie. According to our source the CD replicators have been given an approximate date to ensure that their pressing schedule is clear for the amount of units they’ll need to produce. Responding to the question of why haven’t Microsoft and Bungie given it the green light for launch our source is certain that the hold is a strategic move on Microsoft’s part. Although Halo 3 is ready the delay is to time the launch for “maximum impact” We’ve currently received few details regarding Halo 3, so it makes sense that Bungie will build up the hype surrounding the game before the launch is revealed. Whilst this is unconfirmed at going to press this industry deep throat was confident in the information which was presented to us.