EA is in the process of making games for one of the hottest brands in the world, Star Wars. Last week, DICE put out their first game in the Star Wars Battlefront series and EA Motive is said to be working on another Star Wars project, which we’ll hopefully hear more about sometime next year.
Star Wars will return to the silver screen next month, but EA seems to be working on a heavily-focused narrative experience and has enlisted the help of Jade Raymond and Amy Hennig. These two individuals have been tasked with creating the narrative-oriented game, and we’ve begun to get a better sense of the mandate they were given in regards to how this new game should fit within Star Wars’ existing lore.
Amy Hennig is a former Naughty Dog developer who helped create the exceptional Uncharted narrative and if all goes well, she’ll do the same with the project she’s working on at EA. Hennig spoke about how the world of Star Wars is far bigger than the three movies the world witnessed back in the late 70’s.
“They want people to understand that the galaxy is bigger than the Skywalker saga. The galaxy has a lot of stories to tell. You can see that in the stand-alone films. The saga is seven, eight, and nine, and that finishes it out. Rogue One is its own film. The Han Solo film is a stand-alone film. There’s lots of room for other stories and characters and worlds. The galaxy is a big place.
“My role, my mission that I was given when I joined, was to say, ‘How do we tell more stories?’ I’ve been working closely with Lucasfilm since I joined, as has my team – with their story group, with their tech group, with Doug Chiang, their creative director. We’re trying to build more. They want people to be telling new stories,” Hennig told VB.
When you think about how expansive the world of Star Wars is, it’s hard not to come up with incredible ideas for things that haven’t been done. Star Wars Battlefront helped players relive the epic moments of the franchise’s greatest moments, but this project Hennig is working on will most likely help create new lore within the existing world.
There has been talk of this new project being an RPG or open-world of sorts, both of which fans would welcome with open arms, but again, EA has kept information regarding the game quiet. It’ll be interesting to see when we hear more details about the new game next and hopefully that will be sometime next year.