After leaving Naughty Dog earlier this year, Amy Hennig, the creative director for the Uncharted series has decided to join Visceral Games who are best known as the creators of Dead Space and Dante’s Inferno.
Hennig will be the creative director to Visceral Games unannounced Star Wars game. Steve Papoutsis Vice President of Visceral Games wrote on EA.com about the addition of Amy Hennig,
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.
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.