Thursday, June 28, 2018
Today at the Gamelab conference, Uncharted creator Amy Hennig, revealed to Eurogamer that she has parted ways with EA and is in the process of starting her own independent studio.
After Visceral Games was shut down and with it the Star Wars project that Henning was the lead of, it left very little for her to work on. Hennig actually left EA back in January but there was never a right moment for her to announce the news to the public.
In the interview with Eurogamer Hennig said, "I'm not, I have not worked at EA since January, technically, legally. Yes. This is the problem, it was hard enough for them, but people were immediately asking them 'is Amy working with you?' and the answer was 'well, we're in negotiations...' like, hmm. It was, sort of the soft pedal answer."
This wasn't the end for Hennig though as she also revealed that she's now working independently and is starting her own little studio.
"I'm hoping to bring some people on board, I would love to have a little company of about six to eight people, 15 at the most, and do some more projects, do some VR stuff - I'm consulting with some VR companies and doing a ton of research because I haven't played a lot to immerse myself in it."
So it looks as though we can expect to see some exciting stuff in the future from Amy Hennig but as for anything Star Wars related, it seems like that's a bit of a dead end for now. Although the project was moved to go in a different direction, Hennig did say that she would still like to bring it back somehow.
"The Vancouver studio is working on something pretty different. It's really not... Y'know, once you go more open world it's such a different game to the one we were making. Everybody loved what we were doing and I'd love to see us resurrect that somehow, but it's complicated."
One can only hope that it'll somehow make a return but it looks as though that will be very unlikely.
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