amy-hennig

EA has announced that they have hired Amy Henning, writer and creative director of the Uncharted franchise, and that her first project will be a Star Wars project. She will be based at EA's Visceral Games studio. In a blog post, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games Steve Papoutsis had this to say about Amy:

Amy has long been recognized as one of our industry’s top visionaries, and is coming off an amazing run as the Writer and Creative Director of the Uncharted franchise. But her contributions go beyond the games she helped create at Naughty Dog and at Crystal Dynamics, where we worked together many years ago. As both a colleague and friend, I’ve always admired her approach to creative development – focusing on nailing down the soul of a game first, and then making sure the writing, the gameplay, the design and the art comes together to form a unified, interactive experience for the player.  This fits in perfectly with what we’re trying to do here at Visceral and Amy’s going to help us continue in our pursuit to make the most thrilling, immersive games in the world.

EA received the rights to make certain Star Wars games following to shuttering of LucasArts. They previously published Star Wars: The Old Republic  massively multiplayer online role playing game to mixed success.