Visceral's Star Wars game gets former Uncharted lead as Creative Director

In addition to Star Wars Battlefront, Dead Space developer Visceral Games is working on its own Star Wars game. Today, EA has announced that the...

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In addition to Star Wars Battlefront, Dead Space developer Visceral Games is working on its own Star Wars game. Today, EA has announced that the game's creative director is none other than Amy Hennig, former creative director of the Uncharted series, who left Naughty Dog just one month ago.

"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," EA VP Steve Papoutsis said in the announcement. "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."

Citing her love of gaming and Star Wars, Hennig said on Twitter that "this opportunity is the confluence of the 2 most influential experiences of my youth, and I couldn't be more excited to go on this journey."

"It's a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to the Star Wars universe, after it's had such a formative influence on my life," she added.

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    April 3, 2014 10:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Visceral's Star Wars game gets former Uncharted lead as Creative Director.

    In addition to Star Wars Battlefront, Dead Space developer Visceral Games is working on its own Star Wars game. Today, EA has announced that the...

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      April 3, 2014 11:43 AM

      Finally! Some stars are aligning and some good things might come out of this!

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      April 3, 2014 11:56 AM

      <cough> sell out

      It's going to be a nice culture shock going from Naughty Dog to the cluster fuck as EA

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      April 3, 2014 11:57 AM

      The original story quoted that the new games 'could borrow from the movies', but there's also that new Disney XD series coming out in the fall.

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        April 3, 2014 11:57 AM

        If she helps give us the rest of Ahsoka's story, I'll love her forever.

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          April 3, 2014 12:03 PM

          did they not finish that up in the final season on netflix? (i haven't watched it, i just thought that was the plan).

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      April 3, 2014 12:43 PM

      UUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!

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      April 3, 2014 12:48 PM

      Did she leave Naughty Dog for this position or did she just land this job super quick? Either way very excited to see what they are working on even though it will probably be a couple years before we see anything.

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      April 3, 2014 1:07 PM

      Soo... Starwars 1313 is Uncancelled?3: Kenobi's Deception

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        April 3, 2014 1:32 PM

        Hey, nice sub-title... I like it. Good EU fodder.

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      April 3, 2014 10:12 PM

      She is going to Visceral Games.