It was recently announced that Lucasfilm Games is collaborating with Skydance New Media on a brand new Star Wars game, which is described as “a narrative-driven, action-adventure game featuring an original story in the Star Wars galaxy.”
Skydance New Media was launched in 2019 under the leadership of the immensely talented writer and director Amy Hennig, who is perhaps best-known for her work helping to create Uncharted. She has received many awards and accolades in her career, establishing her as one of the most respected in the business. She actually signed on to work on a Star Wars project in 2014 with EA, codenamed “Project Ragtag,” which was subsequently shut down after a few years. It’s awesome that she’s getting another chance to work on a Star Wars game, this time with her own team rather than EA.
“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” Hannig said. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”
This announcement marks just the latest in a steady stream of new Star Wars game announcements since EA’s exclusive license ended and Lucasfilm Games brand was launched last year. We know that there’s a Knights of the Old Republic remake, a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, a first-person shooter game from Respawn as well as a strategy game from Respawn, an Old Republic game called Eclipse, an open-world game from Ubisoft, and now this game from Skydance New Media – and that’s all in addition to an Indiana Jones game, too. The gaming side of Star Wars is the area where content has been the slowest and most lacking since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, but that looks to be changing! Exciting times are ahead for Star Wars gamers.