Ubisoft, Far Cry Developer Dan Hay to Deliver 2017 BAFTA Games Lecture

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Monday announced that Ubisoft developer Dan Hay is set to deliver this year’s BAFTA Games Lecture.

Hay, who worked as an executive producer on Ubisoft’s acclaimed Far Cry franchise, will present a lecture on ‘Rooted in reality: how the real world can make your creativity soar.’

According to BAFTA, Hay’s lecture will “use practical examples to discuss how developers can leverage the world around them to build inspiring games.”

BAFTA’s headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in London, England, will be hosting the event on Tuesday, November 14. Tickets for the event will be on sale from October 20 at 12.30PM on BAFTA’s website.

Hay first started his career in film and television in 1999. He held several positions in both industries, from texture artist and lighter to lead animator and commercial animation director.

Before Hay came to Ubisoft in 2011, he previously worked at Activision and Raven Software. Additionally, he was a producer at Day 1 Studios, now called Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore, and worked on titles such as F.E.A.R. 3 and Fracture.

Hay will be an executive producer for Ubisoft’s upcoming Far Cry 5.

“Dan Hay is one of the games industry’s leading creative leaders,” says Nick Button-Brown, chair of the BAFTA Games Committee. “Through his games, he has taken us to amazing places, told us riveting stories and inspired us with the creativity that games can offer.”

BAFTA says its Games Lecture “aims to deliver valuable insights into the creative minds of some of the world’s most compelling and esteemed games professionals, providing a platform for speakers to share their experiences, as well as their personal vision for the future of the industry.”

Previous speakers at BAFTA Games Lecture include Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, Quantic Dream studio head David Cage and former Ubisoft developer Jade Raymond.