Former Uncharted lead Amy Hennig returns to Star Wars with a new game

From Polygon: "A new Star Wars game is in development at Skydance New Media, the interactive studio founded in 2019 by game director Amy Hennig, Lucasfilm Games and Skydance announced Tuesday. It’s a return to the Star Wars franchise for Hennig, who had previously worked with the franchise at EA’s Visceral Games on an ambitious (but ultimately canceled) project set in a galaxy far, far away.

Skydance New Media describes its untitled Star Wars project as a “richly cinematic action-adventure game featuring an original story,” but did not reveal specifics. No title, release date, or platforms were announced.

“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” Hennig said in a news release. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”"

VenomUK818d ago

Amy Hennig is an accomplished creator and the director of the fantastic Uncharted games. EA made a big mistake in shutting down her 'ragtag' Star Wars game; it lost out on profits and the public missed out what had the potential to be a great game. I'm glad Hennig's got another chance as she brings an experience and understanding of gameplay and story and I'm already looking forward to it.

rippermcrip818d ago

You just have some big insider info on "ragtag" to know how much they missed out on.

-Foxtrot818d ago

Really glad she's back

Hopefully it's something like 1313

TricksterArrow818d ago

Let's hope it's more like Uncharted 2, and less like Uncharted 3, in which she was the solo writer and lead director.

Ausbo818d ago

I agree uncharted 2 was better, but let’s not act like uncharted 3 isn’t also really great

cerpintaxt44818d ago

uncharted 3 kicked ass though ill agree 2 was better

ClayRules2012818d ago

Me too.

I hope so, that looked good and had potential.

Orchard818d ago

I’m getting a bit of Star Wars fatigue between games, movies and TV shows - but I am interested to see what she can do with the Star Wars IP.

SonyStyled818d ago

In that case you might want to keep track of Quantic Dreams project as well

ClayRules2012818d ago

I wonder, will Quantic Dreams project get finished? After that news that came out weeks or a month ago about it not being far in development and not many being involved with the project, and delayed for years etc. I don’t know. I hope it’ll still happen.

Majin-vegeta817d ago

Seems like Disney wants a SW game every 6 months to be released

darthv72818d ago

She had a hand in the Uncharted series and Im guessing that due to the success of Fallen Order, she is wanting to take a crack at mixing Uncharted with Star Wars (which FO could sort of be likened to). i know it may be a long shot but 1313 had potential. If she was able to retain the rights to it then maybe this will be a revival of that project.

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