EA Snags Uncharted Writer Amy Hennig For Star Wars Game

A post on EA's corporate site says that the woman who helped give Naughty Dog's Uncharted series its distinctive feel will be working on Star Wars for the Battlefield publisher.

Hennig's move to EA comes after a parting of ways with Naughty Dog that took many surprise, so much so that the studio issued a statement saying that Hennig wasn't forced out. Here's a snippet from the EA statement:

Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let's face it, we weren't the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy's a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team.

Hennig's been tweeting about her new job, too:

EA has multiple Star Wars projects in the works, including a new entry in the Battlefront franchise and a possible open-world game set in the seminal sci-fi universe. It's not clear which of these Hennig will be in charge of. Kotaku will update this news as we get more information.