Visceral's Star Wars Game Resembles Uncharted, According to Nolan North

The mysterious Star Wars game from EA Visceral supposedly resembles Uncharted.

EA Visceral's upcoming Star Wars game is being penned by Amy Hennig and, according to Nolan North (Nathan Drake himself), the game resembles Uncharted.

North was at Metrocon 2015, the same convention where he casually mentioned a sequel to The Last of Us, and he was asked about Amy Hennig's controversial departure from Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. When speaking to the audience, North had this to say: "If you're a big fan of Amy Hennig and her styles of story: the big thing about her is that she's gone to EA and is going to reboot a brand new Star Wars franchise in the style of Uncharted."

A Star Wars franchise that is similar to Uncharted sounds a lot like the cancelled game, Star Wars 1313. It's also telling that Nolan said "reboot", which again makes it sound like the potential return of the highly anticipated game.

Star Wars 1313 was an action adventure game revealed at E3 2012, developed by LucasArts. The game garnered much attention for being a gritty story in the Star Wars universe and having exciting, Uncharted-esque gameplay. The game was cancelled when Disney bought LucasArts and shut down all of its subsequent projects.

North went on to say the game isn't 1313 but "along the same lines", which fits his reboot statement. He also revealed he did the original mocap for the game when it was revealed.

Amy Hennig penned the first three Uncharted games as well as The Legacy of Kain and Jak & Daxter. EA Visceral have been working on this untitled Star Wars game since they wrapped Dead Space 3 in 2013, so a reveal is due sooner than later.

The team have been teasing development of the game recently, leading to many rumours that it may indeed be a Han Solo game. North finished his discussion of the game by saying, "I happen to know a lot about it and it's gonna be awesome."


Published Jul. 3rd 2015
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    ...*grabs jetpack*

    Visceral Games gets to make a Star Wars game. Anything. They could make Republic Commando 2. They could make Star Wars: Tie Fighter out of that cancelled Dead Space flight game they prototyped. But no, we're going with Uncharted in space. Directed by Amy Henning, who did great work when she was at Crystal Dynamics, but then went on to make the "creativity on auto-pilot" series known as Uncharted.

    My favorite studio is working to make just another flavor of a series I intensely dislike.

    ...yep, that's it *activates jetpack* I AM DONE! I am so out of here! Call me when Bioware finally makes a single-player Star Wars RPG!

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