Amy Hennig, the former writer and creative director at Naughty Dog is set to receive a BAFTA award for her role in developing the first three Uncharted games. Hennig was in charge of the writing and creative direction of Uncharted and its sequels but left during the production of the most recent game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Hennig was credited for her work on the fourth game, which had its story almost entirely revamped after her departure.
She left Naughty Dog for EA and Visceral Games, where she is now working on a new Star Wars game alongside Jade Raymond. The duo have been rumored to be working on a recycled version of Star Wars 1313, which was canceled some years back. The game is said to star the fan favorite mercenary Boba Fett.
Prior to working on Uncharted, Hennig worked at Crystal Dynamics on the Legacy of Kain games.
“Amy is one of the industry’s most successful and respected creative leaders, and we are thrilled to recognize her outstanding contribution through this special award–one of BAFTA’s highest accolades,” BAFTA Games Committee chairman Harvey Elliot wrote.
“Her work in the games industry spans nearly three decades, and throughout this illustrious career she has championed the importance of a game’s script, with this creative vision pervading all her work. We look forward to celebrating this much-deserved award with her.”
Hennig’s work on Uncharted made the series what it was, and it’s good to see her receiving acclaim for her role in some of the best games of all time.