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What you need to know

  • Far Cry director Dan Hay is leaving Ubisoft.
  • Hay has worked on the Far Cry series for nearly a decade.
  • It's unknown where Hay will end up or his reasons for departure.

According to a report from GamesBeat, Far Cry director Dan Hay is leaving the company. Hay served as creative director of the long-running series for nearly a decade, having worked on mainline entries from Far Cry 3 all the way to Far Cry 6.

Ubisoft provided the following statement to GamesBeat.

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. 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. 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.

This news follows a report from Kotaku revealing that Ubisoft had announced pay raises to prevent employees from leaving the company. Montreal is currently a hotbed for startups and Ubisoft Canada has already seen key producers leave for roles elsewhere in the past several months.

Hay was working on the next entry in the Far Cry series prior to his departure. Similar to Assassin's Creed Infinity, the next Far Cry is intended to be a live-service game, though little details are known about what it will look like or will it will take place.

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