Five years after the closure of Visceral Games meant the end of Amy Hennig’s first attempt at a Star Wars game, the director best known for his work on Uncharted is trying again, this time on Skydance Media.
Skydance Media announced today that Hennig is working on a brand new game taking place in the Star Wars universe. Little is known about the new project, except that it will be a “real cinematic action-adventure game with an original story” set in the Star Wars galaxy.
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Hennig’s new Star Wars game is her second project on Skydance New Media, where she’s also working on a “completely original” game set in the Marvel universe. Hennig first joined Skydance Media in 2019, where she started a new division based on “story-focused experienced [that] will use state-of-the-art computer graphics to provide the visual fidelity of television and film, but with an active, lean-in experience that puts the audience in the driver’s seat “.
Hennig was previously employed by EA, where she worked on an unnamed Star Wars project known as Project Ragtag. The project is said to be in the style of the Uncharted series, but was delayed and eventually canceled when EA closed Visceral Games and tried to move the project in a different direction.
Reports from Kotaku painted a picture of an ambitious title that was nonetheless at odds with EA’s direction at the time. EA would later release its own single-player Star Wars game in Jedi: Fallen Order.
Hennig’s project joins a number of Star Wars titles from developers, including EA, Ubisoft and Quantic Dream. The new projects come in the wake of Disney reviving Lucasfilm Games and extending the license after years of EA exclusivity. Earlier this month, TT Games released LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which we described as a rolling remake of Star Wars’ most iconic moments.
Hennig’s Star Wars game does not yet have a release date.
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