Amy Hennig Departed EA in January, Starting Her Own Small Studio.

After all the hype circulated around a Star Wars game from Visceral Games, EA hit the breaks on the hypetrain and shut the studio down in October. I think as gamers, we can all agree that this was really upsetting and completely unexpected. When this shut down happened, EA announced it was changing the games direction to make it “an exerience gamers would want to come back to”. This is all fine and dandy, but what is going on with Amy Hennig?

Well, during the GameLab conference in Barcelona, EuroGamer caught up with Hennig, only to find that she hasn’t been with EA since January. Hennig stated that, “I have not worked at EA since January, technically, legally. I’m working independently and staying independent. I’m not doing anything Star Wars and, who knows what the future may hold, but that project is on the shelf now. The Vancouver studio is working on something pretty different. It’s really not… Y’know, once you go more open world it’s such a different game to the one we were making.

She went on to say, “Everybody loved what we were doing and I’d love to see us resurrect that somehow, but it’s complicated. Hennig then said she creating her own small based studio, “I’m hoping to bring some people on board, I would love to have a little company of about six to eight people, 15 at the most, and do some more projects, do some VR stuff.” Even thought it is sad that the Hennig helmed Star Wars game may never see the light, this does give us a bit more of idea what EA was doing. This also gets us excited to see why Amy and maybe cooking up and we hope only the best success for her! For more news on Star War and all things gaming, check back here at Cinelinx. 


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