Yesterday, Electronic Arts announced that it was hiring Amy Hennig, who led development on Naughty Dog's Uncharted series, to serve as creative director of Visceral Games' first Star Wars title.
In the press release, Visceral general manager Steve Papoutsis says, "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."
Hennig took to Twitter to share her thoughts on joining Visceral to work on its Star Wars game.
It's a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to the Star Wars universe, after it's had such a formative influence on my life.— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 3, 2014
I vividly remember sitting in a theater with my buddy @MatthewRockloff in 1976, seeing the Star Wars trailer for the first time...— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 3, 2014
...and feeling like the universe clicked into place for me in that moment.— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 3, 2014
Two amazing things entered my life in 1977 - Star Wars and the Atari 2600...— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 3, 2014
This opportunity is the confluence of the 2 most influential experiences of my youth, and I couldn't be more excited to go on this journey.— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 3, 2014
Do... or do not. There is no try. pic.twitter.com/PgifGFIfn0— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) April 3, 2014
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