The woman who helped bring you one of gaming's most respected franchises has a new gig.
After leaving Naughty Dog, where she penned scripts for the acclaimed Uncharted franchise, writer Amy Hennig has joined Electronic Arts to work on a new Star Wars game, currently in development at Visceral Games. Studio general manager Steve Papoutsis confirmed on EA's blog that Hennig will assume the role of creative director:
"Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let's face it, we weren't the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy's a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team."
EA hasn't officially confirmed this new mystery Star Wars title, though it's rumored to be an open-world sandbox game. Don't forget that EA and new owner Disney have signed a 10-year, multi-title deal that makes EA the exclusive creator and producer of new games based on the legendary sci-fi franchise. As for Hennig, it's probably not ironic that she got her start in the industry at EA back in 1991, where she worked as a game designer and artist. Then she moved on to Crystal Dynamics to work on The Legacy of Kain franchise, among others.
And of course, we all know about her higher-profile stint at Naughty Dog for the awesome Uncharted series. We knew it wouldn't take her long to find another job.