Star Wars Game Shelved After Uncharted Creator Leaves EA


With EA closing Visceral Games a year ago and its Amy Hennig-fronted Star Wars game, codenamed "Ragtag", being handed over to EA Vancouver, it appeared that the future of the project was in doubt.

"I have not worked at EA since January, technically, legally".

This wasn't the end for Hennig though as she also revealed that she's now working independently and is starting her own little studio.

Players who have been closely following the recent influx of enthusiasm for Star Wars have likely heard talk about an upcoming Star Wars game from Electronic Arts that was being spearheaded by former Uncharted director Amy Hennig.

Hennig's position at EA has been debated since Visceral Games shut down in October, with her go-to response being that she was "in negotiations".

Those things, she clarified, revolve around a "small little independent studio" that she has independently formed, which she's still hiring for. "I get along with all those people, I consider even the guys on the exec team friends". An EA spokesperson said that the publisher was still in discussions with Hennig "about her next move".

Speaking with Eurogamer at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Amy Hennig revealed she had left the company back in January.

Hopefully now Hennig is far, far away from the high pressures of the publishing giant, she can continue to create great new video game franchises. "[Who] knows what the future may hold, but that project is on the shelf now".

Though she has nothing to announce at the minute in regards to this new studio, it is exciting to know that Hennig is looking to explore creative possibilities within virtual space. We have so much respect for her and the creative spirit she brought to the teams and projects she worked on at EA.

Of course, this prompts thoughts of what is happening with the Star Wars game, codenamed Ragtag, that suspiciously sounded a lot like Uncharted with its linear structure and light-hearted humour. "We wish Amy all the best with what comes next, and we will all be watching with excitement", the company said in a statement to The Verge.