A month ago news came out that Amy Hennig had left Naughty Dog after ten years, where she had been both a director and writer for the Uncharted series. Now EA has decided to employ Amy and place her as Creative Director for the Visceral Games’ Star Wars project, of which we know very little. The announcement was made by Visceral’s VP Steve Papoutsis earlier today.
“Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let’s face it, we weren’t the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy’s a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team.”
I’m personally still hoping beyond hope that Star Wars 1313 is still a thing, even though the trademark was terminated, because that with Amy Hennig’s talent could be a masterpiece by itself. I’d hazard a guess though and say we won’t be seeing or hearing anything until E3.