Former Naughty Dog Director Amy Hennig Comments on Joining Visceral: “Do… or Do Not, There Is no Try”

on April 3, 2014 3:31 PM

By now we know that former Naughty Dog Director and Writer Amy Hennig joined Visceral Games to work as a Creative Director on future Star Wars titles.

Following the announcement Hennig posted a few comments on her Twitter account, reminiscing about the beginning of her career at Electronics Arts, and concluding in the perfect Star Wars-y fashion:

Very excited to share that I’m joining @VisceralGames as Creative Director on a new Star Wars project!

Also very excited to be working alongside my old friend Steve Papoutsis (@leveluptime) again!

I began my career @EA almost a quarter century ago (I have the 1991 Rising Star award from @realtriphawkins to prove it – ha! ; ) It might’ve taken me 23 years, but I’m back – and it’s good to be home @EA !

It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to the Star Wars universe, after it’s had such a formative influence on my life.

I vividly remember sitting in a theater with my buddy @MatthewRockloff in 1976, seeing the Star Wars trailer for the first time and feeling like the universe clicked into place for me in that moment.

Two amazing things entered my life in 1977 – Star Wars and the Atari 2600. This opportunity is the confluence of the 2 most influential experiences of my youth, and I couldn’t be more excited to go on this journey.

Do… or do not. There is no try.

We can only be excited to see what a talented writer like Amy Hennig can do now that she’s given the opportunity to work with one of the richest IP in the industry, especially considering that many of the games we’ve seen inspired by it weren’t exactly the best they could have been.

Hopefully Hennig will manage where many have failed, and will convey the epic and powerful feelings that were once brought to life by the original trilogy. One thing is for sure: she makes a hell of a Jedi Master.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.