Amy Hennig is returning to a galaxy far, far away. After her previous project at EA was shut down, the legendary game developer has found her way back to the Star Wars franchise. This time it will be a part of Skydance New Media, which she helped launch back in 2019.
Lucasfilm Games announced today a collaboration with Skydance New Media to develop and produce a “narrative-driven, action-adventure.” It will be an original story set in the Star Wars galaxy, but those are all the details we have right now.
In a statement provided alongside the announcement, Hennig, president of Skydance New Media, said:
"“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly. I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”"
Star Wars is actually the second major Disney property that Skydance New Media is working on. The studio announced in late 2021 a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop a narrative-driven blockbuster action adventure game set in the Marvel Universe. This, too, would be an original story. We also don’t know much about this game.
Even though details for both the Star Wars and Marvel games are vague right now, it’s clear that Disney has confidence in Hennig’s ability to bring these universes to life. And, really, they should.
Hennig is one of the industry’s most accomplished game developers having worked on the Jak and Daxter series, serving as game director for 2004’s Jak 3. Hennig then worked as creative director and writer for the award-winning Uncharted franchise.
Hennig is, perhaps, best known for her work on Uncharted, which was really revolutionary in cinematic action-adventure storytelling. If you enjoyed the Uncharted games, just imagine what she can do with the untapped potential of the entire Star Wars universe. There’s so many possibilities and I’m excited to see what Skydance New Media can do with the property.
With this newly announced game, we now have even more Star Wars titles to look forward to. Already announced games include the Star Wars; Knights of the Old Republic remake, the Star Wars FPS from Respawn and Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game.