Skydance New Media and Lucasfilm Games collaborated to develop and produce a new “Star Wars” video game described as “a cinematic action-adventure game rich with original stories”.
The project stems from one of gaming’s most celebrated veteran talents – Amy Hennig, the chief writer and creative director who spearheaded the team behind the original “Uncharted” game trilogy.
Hennig famously left Naughty Dog in 2014 and moved to Visceral Games where he began work on “Project Ragtag,” an ambitious “Star Wars” game that sounded similar to the goals they had for this one with a third-person narrative-single game. driven action-adventure player.
Excitement was high for it until EA closed Visceral and canceled the project in development. Hennig went on to co-found Skydance Media with Julian Beak, and the company announced plans for an unknown Marvel title late last year.
Now things are back again with Hennig and Beak starting over in the new “Star Wars” game after ‘Ragtag’ was snatched from them. He said in a statement:
“I have often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially changed my 12 year old brain, shaping my creative life and indelible future. I’m excited to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell an interactive story in this galaxy I love.”
Douglas Reilly, Vice President of Lucasfilm Games, said in a statement:
“We are very happy to be working with Amy again. He and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create unique Star Wars adventures. Their vision of creating inviting, cinematic interactive entertainment makes this collaboration so exciting. We’re working hard with their experienced and talented team of developers, and we look forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”
The project joins at least five other “Star Wars” games in active development including the “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” sequels, “Star Wars: Eclipse” Quantic Dreams, an open-world game from Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, a strategy game from Bit Reactor, and FPS titles.
Source: Skydance Media