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.
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.
[Source: Video Games Chronicle]
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