Lucasfilm Games have announced they’ve made a deal with Skydance New Media and Amy Hennig to create a brand new Star Wars game!
Talk about unexpected, but awesome news! Amy Hennig, the Creative Director behind the first three Uncharted games (plus much more awesomeness) is working on a new Star Wars game. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry, you’re not experiencing dejavu.
Amy Hennig had previously joined EA/Visceral back in 2014 to work on a Star Wars game (now known as Project Ragtag). It’s crazy, because that was pretty much the second game announced after the EA exclusive deal was revealed, and yet it never came to pass. Despite seeing a quick tech demo of the game, it struggled through development before ultimately being cancelled.
Now, at a brand new company, Amy Hennig is getting her chance once again!
Skydance New Media, helmed by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig, today announced a collaboration with Lucasfilm Games to develop and produce a richly cinematic action-adventure game featuring an original story in the legendary Star Wars™ galaxy.
“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Hennig, President, Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “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.”
Skydance New Media was formed in 2019 with the goal of creating high-fidelity, richly interactive experiences crafted for traditional gaming platforms as well as emerging streaming services and designed to be appealing, inviting and accessible to a global audience. Since its creation, the studio has assembled a team of developers and artists with decades of AAA experience in action and adventure gaming, as well as a diverse team of creative consultants from the worlds of film, television, games and comics.
This is the second significant project announced for the game studio, which was formed by Hennig and veteran producer Julian Beak to pioneer a new category of narrative-driven interactive entertainment. In late 2021, the studio announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to craft an all-new game with an original story and their unique take for beloved Marvel characters.
There’s a lot of Star Wars games in the works right now, much more than ever before, and I can’t WAIT to see what they all bring to the table. Considering how much I love Amy Hennig’s work, however, this project may have shot to the top of my most anticipated list.