Amy Hennig - best known as the director of Uncharted and co-director of subsequent Uncharteds - has landed a role at Dead Space developer Visceral Games where she'll be serving as creative director on the studio's upcoming Star Wars title.
"There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity was Star Wars," wrote Visceral Games vice president and general manager Steve Papoutsis (who used to work with Hennig at Crystal Dynamics), on the EA Blog.
"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," Papoutis explained. "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."
Hennig left Naughty Dog a month ago under mysterious circumstances. The initial report on the matter suggested she was "forced out", something studio co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra denied.