Amy Hennig working on EA Star Wars game

Only a few weeks ago, Amy Hennig departed Naughty Dog where she had been serving as the creative-director of upcoming PS4 exclusive, Uncharted 4. There was speculation abound as rumours emerged suggesting the influential creative had been forced out of the company.

Well, either way things are “coming up milhouse” for Amy as she’s found a place at EA’s Visceral Games and is working on their unannounced Star Wars project.

Amy is the creative force behind series like Uncharted and Soul Reaver

Amy is the creative force behind series like Uncharted and Soul Reaver

With Amy’s past work on franchises like Uncharted and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, it could be quite interesting to see what she can bring to the Star Wars universe.

“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.” – Visceral VP Steve Papoutsis.

Interestingly enough, it’s not the developers first time at EA, as she worked there during the 90’s. It’s always sad to see developers leave prominent companies – especially when the circumstances seem slightly off, as in Amy’s case.

It is however, fantastic to see them land on their feet. Having Amy involved in a Star Wars title could be the best thing that’s happened to the licensed games since Bioware brought us Knights of the Old Republic.

Our congratulations go out to Amy and we’re excited to see what this means for the Star Wars videogame franchise.

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