There was a handful of controversy surrounding Amy Hennigs’ sudden departure from Naughty Dog. Fans were disappointed, shocked, and concerned about the future of the Uncharted series. While much of the worry still exists, Hennig hasn’t wasted any time in finding a new position in which to spread her talents — joining the team at Visceral to work on a new Star Wars project.
In a recent announcement, Steve Papoutsis, vice president at Visceral wrote the following:
“Amy has long been recognized as one of our industry’s top visionaries, and is coming off an amazing run as the Writer and Creative Director of the Uncharted franchise. But her contributions go beyond the games she helped create at Naughty Dog and at Crystal Dynamics, where we worked together many years ago. As both a colleague and friend, I’ve always admired her approach to creative development – focusing on nailing down the soul of a game first, and then making sure the writing, the gameplay, the design and the art comes together to form a unified, interactive experience for the player. This fits in perfectly with what we’re trying to do here at Visceral and Amy’s going to help us continue in our pursuit to make the most thrilling, immersive games in the world.”
According to the post, “Amy’s a huge fan” of the Star Wars franchise, and that was what attracted her most to Visceral. More information to come.