Amy Hennig Joins Visceral Games to work on Star Wars Game


It didn’t take long for Amy Hennig to find work after she left Naughty Dog last month as she is now with EA at Visceral Games. The Dead Space studio is currently working on a new Star Wars game and Amy Hennig will be the Creative Director on the game. Amy Hennig served that role at Naughty Dog for all three Uncharted games and possibly started work on the next Uncharted game before leaving the studio.

Steve Papoutsis, Vice President of  Visceral Games, wrote the following on EA’s Blog:

“Amy has long been recognized as one of our industry’s top visionaries, and is coming off an amazing run as the Writer and Creative Director of the Uncharted franchise. But her contributions go beyond the games she helped create at Naughty Dog and at Crystal Dynamics, where we worked together many years ago. As both a colleague and friend, I’ve always admired her approach to creative development – focusing on nailing down the soul of a game first, and then making sure the writing, the gameplay, the design and the art comes together to form a unified, interactive experience for the player.  This fits in perfectly with what we’re trying to do here at Visceral and Amy’s going to help us continue in our pursuit to make the most thrilling, immersive games in the world.

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.”

With Visceral Games’ experience with games set in space and Amy Hennig’s record of compelling story telling the next Star Wars game looks to be in good hands. What are your thoughts on Amy Hennig’s new job at EA?

Source: EA

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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