Amy Hennig’s Upcoming Star Wars Will Have “New Characters, Locations, Tech, Creatures, You Name It”


Recently, a Star Wars Celebration event was held, and at the event, EA and Visceral Games’ Creative Director Amy Hennig was present.

Henning discussed the studio’s upcoming Star Wars title, revealing new information and talking about the process in general. She also compared its writing process to Uncharted’s, saying thet are “really similar.”

“The reason [we’re collaborating with Lucasfilm so closely is] we’re writing an original Star Wars story with new characters, locations, tech, creatures, you name it. All of it has to sit authentically alongside the stuff people know now.”

“The process that I’ve been using is really similar to what I did with Uncharted, to be honest. If you’re trying to re-create that classic–in [Uncharted’s] case–pulp action adventure experience, you need to deconstruct the films so you know how to reconstruct them in an interactive context as gameplay.”

“The end goal is by the time the player has finished playing they feel like they really did play a Star Wars film. So I’ve done the same thing for Star Wars. What does that mean? It’s getting the structure right. It means you have to understand where the act breaks fall, where all the obstacles and reversals fall, and the set-pieces. [You need to know] what are all the component parts that make up a Star Wars story.”

A number of behind-the-scenes photos were shared, which you can see below:

Up until now, we don’t have a set release date or even a specific release window for this upcoming Star Wars game, but all we know is to expect this game to release some time in 2018.