The chief designer of Far Cry has left Ubisoft

The chief designer of Far Cry has left Ubisoft

The Ubisoft senior designer responsible for Far Cry has left the company. Dan Hay served as producer on Far Cry for more than 10 years at Ubisoft Montreal, where he oversaw production of the series during its prime. Hay joined Ubisoft in producing Far Cry 3 – the highest-rated game to date – and has held the role in almost every stage since, including Blood Dragon, Far Cry 4, Primal, Far Cry 5 and New Dawn.

The chief designer of Far Cry has left Ubisoft

“After more than 10 years at Ubisoft, Dan Hay has announced that he is leaving and doing something new in his professional game production life. He will leave on November 12,” Ubisoft told reporters.

“Dan has served as the CEO of Far Cry and has developed a highly disciplined team to produce some of the most popular games in Ubisoft’s history. Although Dan has not announced his next job yet, we are confident that he will succeed. Thank you Dan for his contributions over the years and wish him all the best for the future.”

In the immediate future, the Far Cry game team will be led by the highly qualified Sandra Warren in Montreal, in addition to continuing to cooperate with a number of other game studios around the world.

Hay’s departure is a foreshadowing for the French game publisher, which is still facing criticism following recent revelations of sexual harassment and discrimination. this.

Earlier this summer, a group of employees calling themselves ABetterUbisoft published an open letter calling for “real, fundamental change” in the work environment following the company’s scandals.

Ubisoft Canada includes studios in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Chicoutimi, Halifax, and Winnipeg. Many of the biggest hit game series are made here like Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs and Far Cry.

Activision Blizzard drops in revenue, loses No. 1 position in North America

Due to the recent spike in stock prices, online creative gaming platform Roblox, the company of the same name behind the popular sandbox game, has surpassed Activision Blizzard’s share price in the region.

Following the release of the company’s financials, Roblox’s stock price jumped more than 40% on November 9, sending its market value soaring to more than $62 billion.

In contrast, Activision Blizzard’s market value is currently around $52 billion. As of this week, in addition to the two companies mentioned above, EA’s market value is about US$39.7 billion.

When Activision Blizzard decided to postpone the release of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, the company’s stock price plummeted, directly lowering its market value.

Following lawsuits and other investigations into sexual harassment and discrimination against women, Activision Blizzard’s stock price has been steadily falling since June of this year.

As for Roblox, the company only started trading when it was listed on the stock exchange in March of this year. However, the company itself does not make games, but operates the Roblox platform and provides a mechanism for others to make their own games.

Most of the products in the game are created by users. From FPS and RPG to racing and puzzle solving, the player controls the character and takes on challenges and can develop a variety of games.

Roblox is currently the largest online multiplayer game creation platform in the world. Recently, they also announced their financial report for the third quarter of 2021 showing strong growth, gamers’ demand for the video games MeepCity and Adopt Me! is at a high level.

Financial statistics show that Roblox’s revenue was $509.3 million, up 102% year-on-year. It added 47.3 million daily active users in the quarter, up 31% year-over-year in 2020.

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