Updated on 4/21/2022 at 1:23 p.m
- Another “Star Wars” game is in development and will be a story-driven action-adventure.
- The creative mind behind the project is at least as exciting.
- Amy Hennig is known for her work on Uncharted and Jak and Daxter.
“A new ‘Star Wars’ adventure is on the way, from one of the most acclaimed creatives in the games industry” – so full-bodied announces the official site Starwars.com announces his latest project, a collaboration between Skydance New Media and Lucasfilm Games.
According to the report, the “legend of the games industry” responsible is Amy Hennig, who has already created blockbusters such as “Uncharted”, “Jak and Daxter” and “Legacy of Kain”. The as-yet-unnamed game is described as a “story-driven action-adventure with a distinct storyline set in the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy.”
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“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games. Amy and her team have “the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure.” The enthusiasm about the cooperation is mutual.
“Seeing ‘Star Wars’ in 1977 reprogrammed my 12-year-old brain and indelibly shaped my creative life and future,” enthuses Amy Hennig. Skydance New Media’s Vice President Julian Beak also raises hopes for a AAA title that will satisfy the most discerning “Star Wars” fans, announcing an “epic journey.”
Because otherwise hardly any usable information is known, industry insiders suspect that an old idea could also be recycled in the new game. Because in addition to Amy Hennig and Julian Beak, Todd Stashwick is also involved in the project. The trio had been working on an action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe at Visceral Games, codenamed Project Ragtag.
In the middle of the development phase, EA closed the studio in 2017. EA Vancouver was supposed to adopt the idea, but the project was shelved. Industry experts therefore suspect that the basic idea of the never-completed game could now come into play.
If this rumor is true, the new “Star Wars” game would have a “Heist” plot. This is also the name given to stories in the film sector that deal with the planning and execution of a raid. Amy Hennig left EA in 2018 to found her own studio with Skydance New Media 2019.
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