Pro Halo player hired by 343 Industries

Professional Halo player Eric "GH057ayame" Hewitt, pictured on the right, is now employed at 343 Industries. Over the weekend, Hewitt tweeted an image of a boarding pass showing he was headed for Seattle and changed his Twitter account bio, revealing his new gig.

Hewitt joins former professional players Mason "Neighbor" Cobb and Sean "Dersky" Swidersky, who were both brought on late last year. Hewitt is best known for creating the Team Throwdown competitive playlist in Halo 4 and previously fought for Team Carbon.

343 is currently working on the next Halo game, due to launch this year on Xbox One. At E3, 343 Industries General Manager Bonnie Ross said it would run at 60 frames per second, utilize dedicated servers and benefit from Microsoft's cloud computing infrastructure.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.