Uncharted Creator Amy Hennig Joins Skydance to Form a New Game Studio
Uncharted creator Amy Hennig forms a new studio with Skydance Media.
In a report from VentureBeat, Uncharted creator Any Hennig has partnered with Skydance Media to form a new game studio. Joining Hennig will be Julian Beak, a former Electronic Arts executive.
“The interactive media landscape is continually changing and Amy and Julien are creative and visonary leaders of this evolution,” says David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Media via a statement. “Together, we will create within this new sphere the same type of event-level entertainment experiences that Skydance is known for in features and television.”
Skydance is a movie production company that’s responsible for franchises such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek, and the recently released Terminator: Dark Fate. With Hennig and Beak forming the game studio, this will open a new division in Skydance which will bring in developers in Skydance’s Santa Monica and San Fransisco offices.
“Julian and I are thrilled to be part of the Skydance creative team and excited to partner with Skydance to explore this new frontier in entertainment while pioneering new ways to tell immersive stories through technology,” Hennig says.
Hennig is well known for creating the PlayStation exclusive Uncharted franchise which spanned several spinoffs and sequels. Additionally, she was working on a Star Wars game with Visceral Games leading up to their closure. Hennig says she felt at home with Skydance’s vision of making blockbuster films and experiences.
“To find partners in Skydance and David who not only have the right focus and straddle those worlds between entertainment and interactive, but also the resources to actually create this and to see the same moon shots,” Hennig continues. “And we see they had the same ambitions and that pushes us to be more ambitious. That didn’t just happen in those two years when we talked to other people.”
With this announcement, no specific projects by Hennig and Beak were announced.