Skydance New Media, a studio led by acclaimed writer Amy Hennig, has announced a partnership with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new Star Wars title.
The upcoming game is described in a press release as a “cinematic action adventure game” that will feature an origin story. That’s all there is to detail, as the project comes out very early in the development process.
“I often describe watching Star Wars in 1977 as essentially rewinding my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” Hennig said in the press release. “I am delighted to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell the interactive stories of this galaxy that I love.”
Hennig, known as the lead creator behind the Uncharted series, is no stranger to working on the Star Wars license. Her final foray into space is EA’s ill-fated Project RagtagThe Star Wars title that was canceled by Visceral Games is now defunct.
This marks the second major project for Skydance New Media, which was founded in 2019. Last October, Hennig announced her team was developing an original. Action adventure game with a focus on the Marvel story as its first title. We still don’t know anything about that game yet, but now having two major Disney properties under its belt is a big boon for the young studio.
Now that the Star Wars license is no longer exclusive to EA, this new project joins a slew of upcoming games from various studios. Giant dreams’ Star Wars Eclipse was announced last December, and Ubisoft’s mystery open world game hasn’t done since its announcement last year.