Halo writer joins Amazon

Prolific novelist and 13-year Microsoft veteran Eric Nylund now director of narrative design at Amazon Game Studios.

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Halo novelist Eric Nylund has joined Amazon Game Studios as its director of narrative design, according to his updated LinkedIn profile page.

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Nylund spent 13 years at Microsoft Game Studios as its director of narrative design. At that post, he led a team of producers and designers in creating stories for the company's stable of franchises.

He is also the author of numerous Halo novels, including Halo: The Fall of Reach and Halo: First Strike, among others.

It is not clear what Nylund is working on at Amazon. A Facebook post captured by CouchCampus quotes Nylund as saying, "I can't talk about specifics, but I wouldn't be there unless something cool was brewing."

Sources told Game Informer last week that Amazon is working on an Android-powered console, aiming to release the device by the end of 2013.

An Amazon representative was not immediately available to comment.

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