Good news for Halo fans, the next installment, Halo 3, looks set to be with us in May 2006. The game has been listed pre-order in the US for $59.99, but there is no actual confirmed or agreed on date in May. Some say it is the 15th of May, whereas others go for the 30th.

The suggested launch date would imply that Microsoft is planning on scuppering some of Sony’s wind when it comes to launch the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. 3, also tipped for a Spring launch.

If that is the case, it would certainly make for an interesting show down as one of the world’s most popular console games goes up against one of the world most awaited games consoles.