Ubisoft has announced that its Executive Director of Far Cry, Dan Hay, will be leaving the studio this week. Hay is reported to have been working on a live-service Far Cry game before his departure.
Ubisoft has announced that Hay will be ending his tenure at the studio this week – having worked there for over a decade. As shared by GamesBeat, a statement from the company confirmed his departure. “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,” reads the statement’s opening line.
Ubisoft went on to confirm in its statement that Hay had not yet announced where he would be working next before thanking the Far Cry Exec for his many contributions over the years. The studio then concluded by revealing that the brand team would be led by Ubisoft Montreal Producer Sandra Warren on an interim basis, who will work alongside a highly capable team of producers and directors.
Per VentureBeat, Hay was reportedly working on the studio’s next Far Cry game, which is rumoured to take shape as a live-service game similar to the reports surrounding the studio’s next Assassin’s Creed game. Earlier this year, reports surfaced suggesting that Ubisoft were working on a project codenamed Assassin’s Creed Infinity that would take shape as an online platform including multiple historic settings that evolve over time.
Following the reports, Ubisoft formally announced that it was working on Assassin’s Creed Infinity. The game is being developed by a “cross studio, collaborative structure” made up of the development teams at Ubisoft Quebec and Montreal. While little is currently known about the project in terms of its gameplay, a statement from the company in July gave some insight into what fans can expect.
“Rather than continuing to pass the baton from game to game,” reads the statement, “we profoundly believe this is an opportunity for one of Ubisoft’s most beloved franchises to evolve in a more integrated and collaborative manner that’s less centered on studios and more focused on talent and leadership, no matter where they are within Ubisoft.”
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