SkyDance New Media – the studio run by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig – has announced a partnership with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new cinematic action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.
The game will feature an origin story, though no details have been shared on what to expect from the game’s time period, setting, or gameplay. Whether it will feature known characters or be a completely standalone story is yet to be seen, but Hennig’s exceptionally well-received writing for popular series like Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, and Legacy, and Legacy of Kain bodes well for the future of this new entry in the Star Wars canon.
It’s also not the first time Hennig has worked on a Star Wars game, as she originally joined the Visceral Games in 2014 to work on an unnamed title (whose codename is known as ” Project Ragtag) is set in a galaxy far, far away. However, EA shut down Visceral Games in 2017 and the game was supposed to be delayed and moved to another developer before finally being canceled in 2019.
Despite the game’s cancellation, Hennig’s love of Star Wars continued, leading her to seek a partnership with Lucasfilm Games so she could tell stories in the beloved universe with SkyDance New Media.
“I often describe the way I look Star Wars in 1977, essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, indelibly shaping my creative life and future,” she said in a statement. “I am delighted to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell the interactive stories of this galaxy that I love.”
In other news about the game Star Wars, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga recently dethroned Elden Ring is the best-selling game on Steam after more than a month at the top of the list.