After her departure with Naughty Dog, it was revealed that writer Amy Hennig had transferred over to Visceral Games, the creators of Dead Space, as the creative director for a new Star Wars game. Since that announcement back in 2014, not much about the game has surfaced, aside from the occasional screenshot. During the games conference at the Celebration event in London, she said that the upcoming game would be like Nathan Drake’s adventures.
During the panel, she spoke about her process for creating a whole new story set in the science fantasy universe, which she says is not unlike how she did with Uncharted. “If you’re trying to re-create that classic pulp action adventure experience, you need to deconstruct the films so you know how to reconstruct them in an interactive context as gameplay…”It means getting the tone right. It’s what my writing partner Todd [Stashwick] calls breezy urgency. It’s the idea that there’s sort of a swash-buckling charm to the thing. There’s humor and buoyancy but at the same time there’s stakes and jeopardy.”
It’s unclear if this also means in the way that Drake manages to break everything within a five foot radius, but regardless, that’s what you can expect. The way she spoke about how the Star Wars franchise has “co-protagonists” also seems to indicate that the game could have multiple playable characters. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that as of now, the game has a release window of 2018. Yeah, it sucks, but it’s worth it if all that polish means that we get a great Star Wars game. Aside from Amy Hennig talking her own game, it was announced that Battlefront would be getting DLC focused on the Death Star, along with another focused on the upcoming anthology film Rogue One.
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