A new Star Wars game helmed by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig has been announced.
Skydance New Media has announced its collaboration with Lucasfilm Games today to develop and produce a narrative-driven, action-adventure game. This will have an original story in the Star Wars galaxy according to the official website of the franchise. Skydance New Media will be helmed by Hennig who already has credits to popular titles like Legacy of Kain, Jak and Daxter, and Uncharted.
“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Hennig, president, Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games. “Their vision for making narrative driven and engaging interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”
Skydance New Media was founded in 2019 and has a goal of making high-fidelity, richly interactive experiences crafted for traditional gaming platforms. It has assembled several developers and artists that already have tons of experience in action and adventure gaming.
This is now the second significant project made by this studio. It is headed by Hennig and veteran Producer Julian Beak.
“We couldn’t be happier to be working with Lucasfilm Games,” said Beak, executive vice president & GM, Skydance New Media. “We look forward to taking fans on an epic journey with this Star Wars action-adventure title.”