Amy Hennig - who left Naughty Dog under circumstances that were less than peaceful (report here) - has joined Visceral.
And Amy joins the EA owned developer on the ground, running, fast with Visceral welcoming her, "to our team at Visceral Games and EA as Creative Director on our Star Wars
Steve Papoutsis of Visceral writes, "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.
"Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let’s face it, we weren’t the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy’s a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team."
A good Star Wars
game... on it's way? We hope so.