Amy Hennig has left EA to start her own studio

Ruben Fields
July 1, 2018

When the news hit that Visceral Games was being forced to close their doors for good, many fans of both the Dead Space series and hopefuls for the story-driven Star Wars title were crushed.

Hennig's clarification came in response to a Eurogamer report that the Uncharted-like Star Wars project she had been working on was "on the shelf" after she left EA in January - instead it's just the story she had been working as creative director that's been put aside. "I'm working independently and staying independent", Hennig stated. "Everybody loved what we were doing and I'd love to see us resurrect that somehow, but it's complicated".

During the Gamelab conference in Barcelona Hennig said that she left EA as of January 2018 and is now looking to kick off her own independent studio. EA is not commenting on the status of the upcoming game, but it did confirm that Hennig left the company. "I get along with all those people, I consider even the guys on the exec team friends".

So, what's next? Well, apparently Titanfall developers Respawn are working on a single player game called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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The reason for Hennig's months of silence about her departure (which she did not clarify as either a resignation or termination) boiled down to waiting for the right time, she told Purchese.

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.

So it looks as though we can expect to see some exciting stuff in the future from Amy Hennig but as for anything Star Wars related, it seems like that's a bit of a dead end for now. "I just started my own small little independent studio and am consulting with some people". Instead, we will now have to rely on Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars title if Vancouver doesn't do Ragtag justice.

Amy Hennig has not been with Electronic Arts since January, Eurogamer learned today from the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Spain. "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.

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