EA's Star Wars game 'very much alive' despite Uncharted creator's departure

Amy Hennig

Amy Hennig

Since leaving EA Hennig has launched her own studio, doing consulting and looking into getting involved with a VR project.

According to Hennig, though, she has moved on from EA. But EA shut down Visceral in October 2017, moving development of the still-shadowy Star Wars game to EA Vancouver.

"I'm not doing anything Star Wars, and, who knows what the future may hold, but that project is on the shelf now".

"The [EA] Vancouver studio is working on something pretty different", Hennig said.

The reason for Hennig's months of silence about her departure (which she did not clarify as either a resignation or termination) boiled down to waiting for the right time, she told Purchese. As far as her new studio is concerned, she shared that she is "consulting with some people" (including several VR companies) and that she hopes to begin bringing on employees to begin working on new projects, aiming for a small team at a max of 15 members.

As for the original single-player Star Wars game she helmed-codenamed "Ragtag", which would have let players constantly switch perspectives between multiple Han Solo-like "scoundrels and criminals"-Hennig offered very little hope for it to ever surface". It makes it sound like I just went home! She nearly mentioned that she's working with working in VR a lot more, and is now in talks with several different companies for the opportunity.

This wasn't the end for Hennig though as she also revealed that she's now working independently and is starting her own little studio.

The untitled "Star Wars" game was originally announced by EA in 2016 and was supposed to be released during the company's 2019 fiscal year (April 2018 - March 2019). Amy is an awesome storyteller-a crafter and a creator. We have so much respect for her and the creative spirit she brought to the teams and projects she worked on at EA.

We didn't even know Hennig had left EA, never mind knowing any updates on the game, and now she's finally revealed what happened. "We wish Amy all the best with what comes next, and we will all be watching with excitement".

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