Uncharted’s Amy Hennig Returns To Helm A New ‘Star Wars’ Game!

Remember the dark days of Star Wars games? When EA put out a half-complete Battlefront title and almost nothing else. The dark times when the massive game publisher shut down the studio behind the classic horror titles Dead Space 1 & 2. With the death of Visceral Games, we not only lost another Star Wars experience that had been in development but gone also were any future titles that could have involved Uncharted‘s creative director Amy Hennig. That is, until now!
After Hennig departed EA’s house, she started Skydance Media. According to Gamestop, said company is now partnering with Lucasfilm Games to create a new Star Wars title. In a press release from Hennig, she expressed her ongoing love for the Star Wars films and that she is “elated” by this new partnership.
If we take a trip back to when EA was given the exclusive rights to the Star Wars franchise, there was a lot of apprehension and excitement. EA, at the time, still had several solid developer studios alive and kicking. In 2014 we all learned that the head writer of the Uncharted series was going to create an action-adventure game called Project Ragtag that would take place in a galaxy far, far away.
Then it was all snatched away because EA’s management prefers to liquidate studios that create solid video game experiences rather than allowing them to do what they do best. Since then, we’ve seen Lucasfilm try to correct the exclusivity error. At least one studio (Respawn) was able to pump out a new title that wasn’t based on a movie and involved primarily new characters. That was Jedi: Fallen Order.
The VP of Lucasfilm Games, Douglas Reilly, recognizes Hennig’s talent and said that her company has the “ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure. Their vision for making inviting, cinematic interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.
I hope Reilly is right. I truly do. Gaming is the last thing I’m holding onto as far as Star Wars is concerned. The movies leave a lot to be desired, but sometimes, video games don’t have as much studio meddling.
All we know about the game so far is that it’ll be an action-adventure title. So what are you hoping to see come from the Skydance Media and Lucasfilm Games partnership? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Source: Gamespot]

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