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AAA Cinematic Action-Adventure Star Wars Coming from Uncharted Co-Creator

Uncharted creator amy hennig is working on a star wars game at skydance new media AAA narrative-driven original story project ragtag

Uncharted co-creator Amy Hennig is returning to a galaxy far, far away with a cinematic, AAA action-adventure Star Wars game at Skydance New Media. It will be an original Star Wars story created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. Information regarding the title’s release date, plot, and platforms is still under wraps.

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

Hennig’s relationship with Star Wars is complicated. After leaving Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, the narrative lead worked with EA’s Visceral Games to create a narrative-driven Star Wars adventure, codenamed Project Ragtag. However, Visceral was eventually shut down, taking Project Ragtag with it. While there was little official information on the highly anticipated title, those involved with Project Ragtag have since provided their impressions, with one of the producers saying it would have been “the best Star Wars game ever made.”

Now, after co-founding Skydance New Media, Hennig will have a second chance to deliver on a cinematic AAA Star Wars game. However, Skydance is already busy working on an untitled Marvel video game announced last October. Hennig also wrote for Square Enix’s Forspoken, which she helped create in collaboration with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer Gary Whitta.

Skydance New Media was originally formed in 2019 to create games for traditional and streaming platforms. According to today’s announcement, the studio has since brought on developers with “AAA experience in action and adventure gaming, as well as a diverse team of creative consultants from the worlds of film, television, games, and comics.” There’s no telling when Hennig’s studio will show off its Star Wars project, so stay tuned for more updates.

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