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Far Cry Lead Leaves Ubisoft After 10 Years

Far Cry executive producer, Dan Hay, has announced his departure from Ubisoft after working there for over 10 years.

This news comes by way of Video Games Chronicle, which reports that Hay will officially be gone from the company behind Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed, and Tom Clancy’s The Division, tomorrow. Ubisoft told VGC that Hay has not revealed what’s next for him, though.

“After more than 10 years at Ubisoft, Dan Hay has announced that he will be pursuing a new chapter in his professional life and he will be leaving on November 12,” Ubisoft said. “Dan has been the executive director of Far Cry and has developed an incredible multi-disciplined team to produce what has become one of the most popular games in Ubisoft’s history.

While Dan has not announced where his path is taking him, we are confident that it will offer him the new challenges and experiences he seeks and deserves. We thank Dan for his many contributions over the years and wish him all the best for the future.”

Ubisoft says that for now, the Far Cry team will be led by Sandra Warren in Montreal alongside other producers and directors. As noted by VGC, Hay was most hands-on with the Far Cry series in Far Cry 5, where he served as the creative director. However, he was a producer for Far Cry 3, 4, Blood Dragon, Primal, and New Dawn. He leaves tomorrow as an executive producer for the Far Cry franchise.

It’s important to note that Ubisoft is currently reportedly undergoing an internal change in light of a report that revealed mistreatment at studios and an “unhappy” response with how leadership handled the game industry’s #MeToo movement in the Summer of 2020. There’s no indication that Hay’s departure is connected to that, however, and reports on conditions inside Ubisoft have not named Hay as a problematic executive within the company.

For more about Far Cry, check out our thoughts on the latest entry with Game Informer’s Far Cry 6 review. You can also revisit the installment that Hay directed in our Far Cry 5 review.

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]


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