Skydance New Media is working on a new Star Wars game five years after Visceral Games shut down and the project Amy Hennig was working on was cancelled.
In a turn of events, Hennig is now returning to the world of Jedi and Sith and will be helming an original story set in the Star Wars universe.
“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Amy Hennig, president, Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”
Hennig is now working on two projects including this one, with an original Marvel property being the other. Skydance New Media says the game they are working on with Lucasfilm Games is a “richly cinematic action-adventure game featuring an original story,” but didn’t delve into the details.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games. “Their vision for making narrative-driven and engaging interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”
Hennig co-founded Skydance New Media with Julian Bleak, formerly of EA, who previously worked on the cancelled Visceral Star Wars project.
There are several Star Wars related projects in the works at the moment, including the Quantic Dream led Star Wars Eclipse, a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, three new games at Respawn including an FPS, an open-world game at Ubisoft Massive, and the Knights of the Old Republic remake at Aspyr.