However, given the circumstances of the recent cancellation of the project, legally she couldn't make an official statement (at the time) regarding her involvement with EA and the project, moving forward. "But I'm doing all this stuff, working on all kinds of things". "I'm hoping to bring some people on board, I would love to have a little company of about six to eight people, 15 at the most". This news meant that the studios Star Wars project led by Uncharted creator Amy Hennig - codenamed Ragtag - was in a state of limbo along with the staff who had were now without a job.
Speaking to Eurogamer at today's Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Hennig stated that she departed from EA months ago, and has since gone on to form her own independent studio.
Read between her carefully chosen words and it's not particularly hard to realize that EA was dead-set on making this game something it wasn't created to be.
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"I'm working independently and staying independent", Hennig continued. Hennig explains: "I just started my own small little independent studio and am consulting with some people". She mentioned that the studio was going for a "more open world" style of gameplay. One silver lining for gaming fans of the Star Wars franchise is Respawn's Jedi Fallen Order that was announced at E3 2018 which is slated for a 2019 release.
As for the Star Wars title she was working on, it appears that has been quietly shelved, replaced with EA's recently announced open-world game set in a galaxy far, far away. Knowing what we do about EA, we can safely assume that this broader experience will be something jam-packed to the hilt with micro-transactions, loot boxes, crowbarred-in multiplayer and all manner of useless cosmetic tat. Amy is an awesome storyteller-a crafter and a creator. Unfortunately, it seems that project may not ever surface, at least not in its originally intended form, as Hennig has revealed that she left EA back in January, and is no longer involved in its development. "We wish Amy all the best with what comes next, and we will all be watching with excitement".