Skydance and LucasFilm join ‘forces’ for a Star Wars game

There practically isn’t a studio on this planet left that hasn’t dipped its toes into the Star Wars pool. But just when you think that everyone has had a shot at it, that famous Empire Strikes Back quote from Yoda becomes applicable once more. Because yes, “there is another”, and this time it’s Skydance New Media. Interesting, this might become. Hmmm.

If you’re not familiar with Skydance New Media’s gaming branch, don’t worry. You’re probably not the only one. But the name of its top brass executive – Amy Hennig – might ring a bell or two. Especially to people familiar with the Uncharted franchise. With knowledge acquired creating that story-driven series, Hennig can now apply that knowledge to bring balance to the Force. And that’s something that the 12-year-old Hennig could’ve never dreamed of back in 1977.

“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly. I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”

Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games, also has his ‘New Hope’ set on Amy’s experience. If anyone should be considered capable to take Star Wars to a higher level, it’s Skydance New Media.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working again with Amy. She and the Skydance New Media team have the talent and ambition to create a unique Star Wars adventure.

“Their vision for making narrative-driven and engaging interactive entertainment makes this collaboration very exciting. We’re working hard with their team of experienced and talented developers, and we’re looking forward to sharing more with Star Wars fans when the time is right.”

This effectively means that Skydance new media is now involved in two major pop culture-based games. Last year, the studio shared the news that it’s working on a new, undisclosed Marvel game. I guess someone has been busy lately.