Ex-Far Cry boss Dan Hay joins Blizzard Leisure

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In Blizzard’s look back at 2022, president Mike Ybarra revealed former Ubisoft producer Dan Hay has joined the developer. Hay was briefly talked about as the overall supervisor of Blizzard’s unannounced survival recreation. 

Hay was a longtime producer at Ubisoft, and a veteran on its open world Far Cry collection. Whereas on the French developer, he served as government producer for the whole model post-Far Cry 1. Shortly after the discharge of 2021’s Far Cry 6, Hay departed Ubisoft. 

Blizzard introduced manufacturing on its at present unnamed title (Ybarra merely referred to it as “Survival Recreation”) all the way in which again in January 2022. The title will be the developer’s first new property since Overwatch, and Ybarra added that group’s improvement dimension has doubled within the final 11 months. 

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“We’re occurring a journey to a complete new universe, residence to a brand-new survival recreation for PC and console,” wrote Blizzard in January. “A spot stuffed with heroes we’ve but to satisfy, tales but to be advised, and adventures but to be lived.”

The Survival Recreation might also find yourself being Blizzard’s first recreation launched below the Microsoft banner, ought to the deal between it and Blizzard’s father or mother firm Activision Blizzard undergo. 

Hay is not the one notable developer leaping ship over to Blizzard. Final week, information broke that former franchise improvement SVP Chris Metzen had returned after a six-year retirement. He at present operates as an advisor for the Warcraft management group, with a gift give attention to World of Warcraft.

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