Amy Hennig-helmed studio signs deal with Lucasfilm Games to develop new Star Wars game

Skydance New Media, helmed by Uncharted writer and game director Amy Hennig and EA vet Julian Beak, has announced that it is working with Lucasfilm Games on a new star wars game.

The game will be a “cinematic action-adventure” featuring original stories from the saga series.

“I often describe how 1977’s Star Wars fundamentally changed my 12-year-old brain and shaped my creative life and future indelibly,” said Hennig, president of Skydance New Media. “I am delighted to be working with Lucasfilm Games again. Collaborate to tell interactive stories in the galaxy I love.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Amy again. Douglas Reilly, VP of Lucasfilm Games, said she and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure.

“Their vision for making compelling cinematic interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We are working hard with their experienced and talented team of developers, and we look forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans in due course. “

After leaving EA in 2018, Hennig joined Skydance New Media in 2019 and since its inception has amassed a team of developers and artists with decades of AAA experience in action and adventure games, as well as a diverse creative team Advisory Team. The world of comics, movies, games and TV.

The Star Wars game will be the studio’s second project. In late 2021, the studio announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to create an all-new game featuring an original story and unique interpretations of Marvel characters.

This isn’t Hennig’s first foray into the Star Wars universe. While working at EA, Hennig was named creative director for Visceral Games’ Star Wars title, which was eventually shelved by the company. The game was originally developed as an open-world game, but turned into a linear action-adventure game with a lot of story elements when Hennig joined it. As we all know, Project Ragtag will revolve around a heist starring Han Solo type guy Dodger and his crew.