Ex-Far Cry boss Dan Hay is now in charge of Blizzard’s upcoming new survival game.
Blizzard President Mike Ybarra buried the announcement in a year-end update blog entry.
“I’m leading the team infusing this genre with Blizzard magic as we develop our first new IP since Overwatch,” Ybarra said of Hay.
“The team has doubled in size this year and we want to expand it even further in the new year!”
Hay left Ubisoft last year after 10 years with the company, reportedly exiting a live service Far Cry project in the process.
Hay was a producer on Far Cry 3 before moving into the role of executive producer on Far Cry 4 and 5 and the series’ spin-offs Blood Dragon, Primal and New Dawn.
Blizzard confirmed its Survival Game in January, saying it’s set in a “whole new universe.”
“Blizzard is embarking on our next quest,” the company said at the time. “We embark on a journey to a whole new universe, home to a brand new survival game for PC and console.”
This universe is “a place full of heroes yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be experienced,” Blizzard added. “A vast realm of possibilities waiting to be explored.”
An accompanying piece of concept art shows two teenagers stumbling down a passageway that leads from their drab urban home into a green fantasy world.
The news came as Activision Blizzard continued to be rocked by shocking allegations that it fostered a corporate culture where sexual harassment, assault and inappropriate behavior could thrive, with Blizzard Entertainment calling itself a “hotbed of harassment and discrimination against women.” Lawsuit in the state of California filed last year.
Download at: https://www.eurogamer.net/ex-far-cry-boss-dan-hay-now-in-charge-of-blizzards-upcoming-new-survival-game