Uncharted Director Announces New Cinematic Star Wars Game

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Uncharted remains one of the most popular video game series on the planet, so much so that it was made into a live-action movie starring the MCU's Tom Holland and action veteran Mark Wahlberg. Leading the way on the video game side was creative director Amy Hennig, who has a handful of hit games on her resume such as the Jak and Daxter series and Legacy of Kain.

Presently, Hennig is working with Skydance New Media on an undisclosed Marvel game, and she even had an Uncharted-style Star Wars game on the docket for some time as well. That game, titled Project Ragtag, was eventually canceled after its previous developer, Visceral Games, was closed down by owner Electronic Arts, although the galaxy far, far away isn't lacking for prospects in the gaming world.

Currently, fans have their attention focused on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which brings all nine movies in the Skywalker Saga to life in brick form with new ways to play at every turn.

Now, on top of a handful of other projects in the works, it appears that Hennig herself has the opportunity to jump back into this universe with a new Star Wars adventure.

New Star Wars Game from Uncharted Veteran

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Star Wars announced plans for a new video game in development, which will be a collaborative effort between Skydance New Media and Lucasfilm Games. There are no story details known about this game, although it's said to be a cinematic action-adventure game with an original story in the galaxy far, far away.

The game will be led by Uncharted creative director and Skydance New Media president Amy Hennig, who shared her excitement to be working on the project in quotes with the official Star Wars website:

“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly. I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”

Lucasfilm Games vice president Douglas Reilly expressed his enthusiasm to be working with Hennig, praising her team's vision for "engaging interactive entertainment" in her games. While no other details have been made public about this game, Reilly looks forward to sharing more information "when the time is right:"

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure. Their vision for making narrative driven and engaging interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”

Hennig also took to Twitter to reaffirm her excitement about working on this game with Lucasfilm Games for their second collaboration together:

"I couldn’t be more excited to be working on a new Star Wars game with Lucasfilm Games again for our second project Skydance New Media!"

In a second Twitter post, Hennig shared the original Star Wars news release while uttering Harrison Ford's classic Han Solo quote "Never tell me the odds" from the original Star Wars trilogy, a possible allusion to Hennig's canceled Star Wars video game codenamed Project Ragtag.

Hennig Reunites with Star Wars Universe

Although Amy Hennig's first experience with a Star Wars game didn't see the light of day, fate worked out for both her and Lucasfilm games with this new project in the works.

At the moment, there are no other details about what story will come to life in this new adventure or even when it will be released to the public. Even with that information still being a mystery, Hennig's involvement alone should be a positive sign as Lucasfilm's gaming division looks to deliver a never-before-seen Star Wars adventure.

Along with new developments for the LEGO Skywalker Saga game, fans look forward to the newest expansion on The Old Republic, which goes under the title Legacy of the Sith. In May, fans are also expected to get an announcement regarding the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, following up on Cal Kestis' first saga from 2018.

Now, Hennig's latest collaboration with Lucasfilm starts off its own round of hype as the wait for more news on the project begins. Even with no story details, no release date, and no characters, Hennig's experience has gamers pumped about what she can bring to the expanding Star Wars lore.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.