Amy Hennig, the former creative director and writer for the Uncharted franchise, has now been hired by EA for its Visceral Games studio; where she’ll act as the new creative director for a forthcoming Star Wars gaming project.
In the past Visceral has worked on the Dead Space series, one which in my opinion began on a high note but ended in a rather meager way. Earlier this year Visceral was reported to be working on an untitled Star Wars project, one of many that EA has its eyes set upon.
Announcing her hiring on the company’s website, Visceral Games’ Vice President and General Manager Steve Papoutsis mentioned how Hennig will play an important role in the game’s development. Her story writing and designing skills, as evident from the Uncharted titles, are incredible and that set of tools will help the for now untitled Star Wars game to be phenomenal.
As both a colleague and friend, I’ve always admired [Amy’s] 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.
In her career that spans across 23 years, this is going to be the second time that Hennig will be working for EA. The last time she worked on games like Desert Strike and Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City.