Amy Hennig, writer and creative director on Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, has joined EA Visceral games on their upcoming Star Wars project. EA’s blog discusses the process that led these two creative forces together.
Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let’s face it, we weren’t the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy’s a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team.
Little is currently known about the specifics of the Star Wars project that Visceral, best known for the Dead Space series, is working on, but with Hennig’s arrival it would suggest they are taking character and story seriously. Here’s hoping Hennig’s input breathes new life into the Star Wars franchise and opens up its vast universe for a whole new generation.