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Former Naughty Dog Scribe Amy Hennig Ends Up At EA

The woman who helped bring you one of gaming's most respected franchises has a new gig.

After leaving Naughty Dog, where she penned scripts for the acclaimed Uncharted franchise, writer Amy Hennig has joined Electronic Arts to work on a new Star Wars game, currently in development at Visceral Games. Studio general manager Steve Papoutsis confirmed on EA's blog that Hennig will assume the role of creative director:

"Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let's face it, we weren't the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy's a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team."

EA hasn't officially confirmed this new mystery Star Wars title, though it's rumored to be an open-world sandbox game. Don't forget that EA and new owner Disney have signed a 10-year, multi-title deal that makes EA the exclusive creator and producer of new games based on the legendary sci-fi franchise. As for Hennig, it's probably not ironic that she got her start in the industry at EA back in 1991, where she worked as a game designer and artist. Then she moved on to Crystal Dynamics to work on The Legacy of Kain franchise, among others.

And of course, we all know about her higher-profile stint at Naughty Dog for the awesome Uncharted series. We knew it wouldn't take her long to find another job.

Tags: amy hennig, naughty dog, ea, electronic arts, star wars

4/3/2014 9:28:07 PM John Shepard

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Comments (8 posts)

bigrailer19
Thursday, April 03, 2014 @ 10:12:50 PM
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Okay Star Wars just got a whole lot more interesting.

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Knightzane
Thursday, April 03, 2014 @ 10:29:38 PM
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lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 03, 2014 @ 10:58:16 PM
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That's sad. Her talent will be mostly wasted there since any Star Wars game is going to be under incredible pressure to keep the story generic.

I was hoping she would be able to head a new EA IP that maybe tried to be an Uncharted killer or at least something fresh.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, April 03, 2014 @ 11:13:35 PM
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All I have to say about this is that it offers the opportunity for at least one of EA's Star Wars games to be a great experience for single players, because we all know that Battlefront is going to be MP-focussed. Least she went somewhere that has a record of good games. Bummer that she's working on Star Wars, but. Would rather it were Dante's Purgatory or a new IP.

Seriously, imagine Amy Hennig's take on Commedia. Now that would be an experience.

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Cesar_ser_4
Friday, April 04, 2014 @ 12:44:38 AM
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Just hope they actually finish the game before release

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PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, April 04, 2014 @ 5:26:18 AM
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well that was the last company i expected the starwars i get it. i just didn't invision her at EA cos they operate so differently than sony just hope they don't screw her over for their profits

happy gaming =)

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Beamboom
Friday, April 04, 2014 @ 7:11:47 AM
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Please let it be a new Star Wars RPG she's working on. I got good associations with SW+RPG, I loved both Star Wars Galaxies (yes, the mmo) and of course KOTOR.

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Feryx
Friday, April 04, 2014 @ 4:00:27 PM
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It could be a movie tie too. That would suck.

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