Skydance New Media, led by Uncharted writer and game director Amy Hennig and EA veteran Julian Beak, has announced it will be collaborating with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new game war of stars Game.
The game will be a “cinematic action-adventure” with an original story in the legendary franchise.
“I have often described how watching Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain and indelibly shaped my creative life and future,” said Hennig, president of Skydance New Media. “I’m thrilled to be collaborating again with Lucasfilm Games to tell interactive stories in the galaxy I love.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Amy again. You and the team at Skydance New Media have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure,” said Douglas Reilly, VP of Lucasfilm Games.
“Their vision of creating engaging, cinematic interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We work hard with their team of experienced and talented developers and look forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time comes.”
After leaving EA in 2018, Hennig joined Skydance New Media in 2019, which since its inception has comprised a team of developers and artists with decades of triple-A experience in action and adventure gaming, as well as a diverse team of creative consultants from the Worlds from comics, film, games and television.
The Star Wars game will be the second project for the studio. In late 2021, the studio announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to create an all-new game with an original story and their unique approach to Marvel characters.
This isn’t Hennig’s first foray into the Star Wars universe. At EA, Hennig was hired as creative director on Visceral Games’ Star Wars title, which was eventually shelved by the company. The game was initially developed as an open-world title, but transitioned to a linear action-adventure game with heavy story elements when Hennig joined. Project Ragtag as it was known would have revolved around a heist involving a Han Solo guy named Dodger and his crew.
https://www.vg247.com/amy-hennigs-studio-signs-deal-with-lucasfilm-games-to-create-a-new-star-wars-title The studio, led by Amy Hennig, signs a deal with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new Star Wars title