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STEVE PAPOUTSIS

STEVE PAPOUTSIS

Vice President and General Manager, Visceral Games

POSTED BY Steve Papoutsis ON Apr 3, 2014

Amy Hennig Joins Visceral Games

I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Amy Hennig to our team at Visceral Games and EA as Creative Director on our Star Wars project.

Amy has long been recognized as one of our industry’s top visionaries, and is coming off an amazing run as the Writer and Creative Director of the Uncharted franchise. But her contributions go beyond the games she helped create at Naughty Dog and at Crystal Dynamics, where we worked together many years ago. As both a colleague and friend, I’ve always admired her approach to creative development – focusing on nailing down the soul of a game first, and then making sure the writing, the gameplay, the design and the art comes together to form a unified, interactive experience for the player.  This fits in perfectly with what we’re trying to do here at Visceral and Amy’s going to help us continue in our pursuit to make the most thrilling, immersive games in the world.

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.

So welcome, Amy! This is a great day for our team at Visceral Games and EA. If you’re interested in joining Amy and our team, please visit http://careers.ea.com.

Comments (4)

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    Bravo! Good luck and keep it up with the amazing projects. Show them how to lead a great project Ma'am :D
    Apr 3, 2014
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    Yay! Welcome!
    Apr 3, 2014
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    Star Wars. Wake me up when someone makes something interesting.
    Apr 3, 2014
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      another child makes another childish comment per usual. oh internet you never let me down with the little kids and their ignorance.
      Apr 3, 2014
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    Amy Hennig: If you work of the Star Wars project and it is Battlefront, please, please, please, make sure they don't do it like they did Battlefield! Please provide a functional game because since I now refuse to buy another Battlefield game because of all the ridiculous issues and EXTREMELY poor PR, Battlefront is the only EA game I will consider buying. If it turns out to have the same problems there will be no saving face.
    Apr 15, 2014
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