The story-driven Star Wars game from Visceral Games was one of the games that people were looking forward to and we know that the game has been canceled but new details have come to light regarding what happened behind the scenes. Amy Hennig(Uncharted creator) left EA earlier this year and is going to be working at an independent studio. But what about the Star Wars game? The following is what she had to say:
I’m not, I have not worked at EA since January, technically, legally. Yes. This is the problem, it was hard enough for them, but people were immediately asking them ‘is Amy working with you?’ and the answer was ‘well, we’re in negotiations…’ like, hmm. It was sort of the soft pedal answer. I haven’t been in, but look – I get along with all those people, I consider even the guys on the exec team friends. But it made it awkward because it was like, ‘I never got the chance to announce that I’m not at EA so I need to just pull off that band-aid at some point – but also had nothing to announce. It makes it sound like I just went home! But I’m doing all this stuff, working on all kinds of things.
While working for big publishers is great for one’s career there are rules and regulations that bound you to do things that you would want to do otherwise. It seems that while Amy Hennig did have a great time with EA, she is looking forward to working at an independent studio for the rest of her career. Good luck with that. She further went on to mention the following about the Star Wars game:
So yeah, I’m not doing anything Star Wars. And, who knows what the future may hold, but that project is on the shelf now. The Vancouver studio is working on something pretty different. It’s really not… Y’know, once you go more open world it’s such a different game to the one we were making. Everybody loved what we were doing and I’d love to see us resurrect that somehow, but it’s complicated.
So that it folks, a little more detail regarding the Star Wars that we all wanted but never got.