Ubisoft’s Dan Hay, former executive director of the Far Cry series, has left Ubisoft Montreal after ten years, just as rumours swirl around the next game in the series.
Hay joined the company over a decade ago as a producer on 2013’s Far Cry 3. He would then get a promotion to Executive Producer by the time of spin-off Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It was a role he’d retain across the next two mainline titles (4 & 5) and spinoffs Far Cry Primal and Far Cry New Dawn.
An Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed his departure to GamesBeat in a statement. “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. 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. We thank Dan for his many contributions over the years and wish him all the best for the future.”
“In the interim, the brand team will be led by Sandra Warren in Montreal as well as a highly capable team of producers and directors, in addition to continuing its collaborations with a number of other studios around the world.” Hay has not yet revealed his future plans.
However, as an interesting twist, GamesBeat also note that Hay was working on the next Far Cry game before his departure. Specifically, they claim that Ubisoft intend to make the next entry a live service game, similar to Assassin’s Creed Infinity. There’s not much more than that at this point, but it adds an interesting wrinkle to the story.
The most recent game in the series—Far Cry 6—launched just last month.