Visceral Games seems to finally be moving forward with creating a new Star Wars game following the arrival of Amy Hennig as the new Creative Director on the project.
Some new job listings posted online today by Visceral Games reveal some new details on the upcoming Star Wars title, most notably the fact that the game will indeed be a third person action-adventure title, something that probably doesn’t surprise you considering Visceral Games’ pedigree with the Dead Space series and Amy Hennig’s with the Uncharted series. The official job description will be posted just below.
Design Director – Visceral – Star Wars
EA is looking for an experienced Game Design Director to help lead the design and guide a team to develop a third-person action/adventure Star Wars title. You will be working closely with the creative director and studio leadership during the production, launch and live operations of the game.
Great communication skills and enthusiasm are a must as you will be dealing closely with the executive team in communicating and selling the product vision as well as your development and test team in ensuring they understand and achieve the product vision.
The ideal candidate will have experience in designing creative and entertaining games with a focus on the user. They must be assertive enough to stand behind and push for the product vision, and yet be flexible to be able to adapt design based on customer and/or management feedback.
Following the news that Hennig is now working at Visceral, I’m actually very excited to see what Visceral can come up with for their Star Wars game. Considering Hennig’s work on Uncharted, and the types of environments and atmosphere Visceral can make, I think there just might be a gem in the making at Visceral. We’ll just have to wait and find out, but you can be sure to expect an editorial from one of our writers on the subject this coming week.
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