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Amy Hennig Joins Visceral to Work on Star Wars
Filed under: VISCERAL GAMES, EA, STAR WARS

Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog a few weeks ago under what the studio said were "mutual" circumstances. Now we learn that Hennig has accepted a new position at Visceral Games to work on EA's Star Wars license. More specifically, she will be the project's creative director.

"As both a colleague and friend, I’ve always admired [Hennig's] approach to creative development," Steve Papoutsis, head of Visceral, said on EA's website. "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."

Hennig tweeted her excitement about this new adventure today:



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Killer Klown Apr 03 2014, 11:34 am EDT
This just made me feel a whole lot better about the next Star Wars games.
CJ_Parker Apr 03 2014, 12:15 pm EDT
As if the Star Wars franchise wasn't fucked enough yet... *sigh*
Vodoo Apr 03 2014, 12:56 pm EDT
yeah CJ, it's not like the woman knows Latin, viking symbolism, is a fan of classical literature, ancient Greek mythology and wrote most of the dialogue and story for Legacy of Kain.

Hennig has one hell of a brain and if she puts it to good use as she has done before, i have a feeling Star Wars might evolve beyond the "nerd nostalgic kid pew pew" material it has always been.

Star Wars was never full of depth or intellectual underlining.

im sorry if this is an insult to millions of people but they cling to this part of their childhood in a Freudian fashion. they suck on those tits hoping the milk will once again flow.
CJ_Parker Apr 03 2014, 01:33 pm EDT
Well, that's very comforting then. Thanks, Voodoo. I can't wait for Latin speaking Jedi reciting classical literature while riding a minotaur with a Loki tattoo on their bare asses. Awesome!!!!
  Vodoo: when you put it that way....now im hoping she gets fe…
Cheddar Apr 03 2014, 06:32 pm EDT
She's better as a lead writer than as a director. Still a nice hire, of course, but I suspect there's a reason why Uncharted 2 and 3 were such enormous improvements after Naughty Dog paired her with someone else as primary director and had her focus more on writing.
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