Skydance New Media is already developing a Marvel video game and now the team is making star Wars game too. The developer, along with Lucasfilm Games, announced that they are creating «a richly cinematic adventure game with an original story in a legendary world.» star Wars galaxy». And because it’s still in its early stages, it doesn’t currently have a release window or any platforms listed.
Skydance New Media is the team that Amy Hennig formed and she is best known for directing the first three films. unexplored games on the PlayStation 3 during her long tenure with Naughty Dog. She spoke about her love for star Wars in the past, which is obvious to anyone who has played unexplored. She confirmed this admiration with her statement.
«I have often described how seeing star Wars in 1977 fundamentally reprogrammed my 12-year-old brain, indelibly shaping my creative life and future,” said Hennig. «I’m excited to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories about this galaxy that I love.»
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Some may be a little concerned to hear that Hennig is working on star Wars game not because of perceived quality, but because of what happened the last time she was in the franchise. During her tenure at Visceral Games, Electronic Arts unceremoniously shut down her project, codenamed Bitty and sounded intimidating, like a vague pitch for this current Skydance game. Kotaku published damning report from Bittya demise that only gave people a closer look at a promising game they could never play (the cover has since been removed since G/O Media deleted all pictures from articles before 2019, but it can be found here).
Although no one mentioned this tragic cancellation, Lucasfilm Games Vice President Douglas Reilly spoke to Hennig and the team.
“We are thrilled to be working with Amy again,” Reilly said. “She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique star Wars adventure. Their vision of creating compelling cinematic interactive experiences makes this collaboration very exciting. We are working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers and we look forward to sharing them with star Wars fans when the time is right.»
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It will likely be some time before Skydance, a studio dedicated to creating «high-quality, richly interactive experiences» and «narrative-driven interactive entertainment.» announces what game it is. There are no hints as to what it could be, making it a bit different from the Marvel game that some have speculated might be related to the Fantastic Four.