Short of Star Wars 1313 being resurrected, this is probably the best news any Star Wars fan will read for a very long time. Amy Hennig, who recently left Naughty Dog after fulfilling the role of creative lead for the entire Uncharted series, has joined EA Visceral Games. As we all know, Visceral Games is working on a new Star Wars game now that Electronic Arts has licensing and development rights from Disney. Hennig will lead the Visceral team’s Star Wars project as creative director.
In a message published on EA’s official website, Steve Papoutsis, the vice-president and general manager at Visceral, expressed his excitement at having Hennig join the team. “I’ve always admired her approach to creative development – focusing on nailing down the soul of a game first, and then making sure the writing, the gameplay, the design and the art comes together to form a unified, interactive experience for the player.”
Hennig is a long-time fan of the Star Wars IP and has years of experience in the gaming industry. With rumours that Visceral’s new Star Wars is set to be an open-world game, and confirmation that Hennig will be at the creative helm, it’s a good day to be a Star Wars fan.