Uncharted director to develop new Star Wars game

Skydance New Media, a game studio founded by former Uncharted director Amy Hennig, is developing a new Star Wars game.

Jointly announced by Lucasfilm Games and Skydance, the upcoming title is described as a “narrative-driven action-adventure game with an original story set in the Star Wars galaxy.”

Head of development is Skydance president Amy Hennig, best known for leading development on the first three games in the Uncharted series, as well as contributing to Jak and Daxter and The Legacy of Kain series.

“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, indelibly shaping my creative life and my future,” Hennig said, in a press release. “I’m thrilled to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”

This isn’t Hennig’s first time working on a Star Wars game. She previously joined Visceral Games (creators of the Dead Space series) to contribute to a game set in the galaxy far, far away. This title was eventually cancelled.

“[Skydance’s] vision to create story-driven and engaging interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games, in a press release.

“We are working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and look forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”

Neither the release date nor the title of the next Star Wars game has been announced.

Skydance already has another project in the works. He announced he would be developing a game set in the Marvel Universe late last year. It was similarly described as “a hit, story-driven action-adventure game with a completely original story and a take on the Marvel Universe”.

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