One of the driving forces behind Sony’s Uncharted series is looking to start working in VR.
Amy Hennig is best known for her work with Naughty Dog on Nathan Drake’s adventures over the past decade, though recently she’s been working at EA on an untitled Star Wars project. However, last October we heard that the studio working on the title, Visceral Games, had been shuttered. Now Eurogamer reports that Hennig herself has left EA and her sights set on VR.
“I’m working independently and staying independent,” Hennig told the site. “I just started my own small little independent studio and am consulting with some people. 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, and do some more projects, do some VR stuff – I’m consulting with some VR companies and doing a ton of research because I haven’t played a lot to immerse myself in it.”
Whatever the developer is planning, it sounds like early days. Still, the thought of an Amy Hennig-directed VR project is an exciting one indeed. Uncharted helped push a new wave of more believable videogame protagonists not just visually but also in the way characters acted and spoke as well. A VR experience that gives us lifelike interactions with those characters could be very intriguing to say the least.