Gearbox Software, the developers behind the Borderlands franchise have announced that they are opening a new studio in Quebec and are currently recruiting developers. The developers hired will work on an initial title that will lead to full AAA production capability through 2016.
Gearbox President Randy Pitchford had this to say, “We are fortunate that there is a lot of demand on us to deliver our brand of interactive entertainment within the powerful franchises we have at Gearbox Software and the challenge for us is growing to meet this demand.
As part of our strategy we have already successfully built an expanded all-new headquarters in Frisco, Texas. We now look ahead to another key and exciting step which is our commitment towards our all-new Gearbox Studio Quebec where we strive to team up with some incredible talent in the world of video game development outside of Texas to help us build fun and exciting video games within our tent-pole brands.”
Heading the new studio will be headed by Sebastien Caisse, formerly at Quebecor Media and Squeeze Animation, and former Activision Art Director Pierre-Andre Dery. On his appointment Caisse commented “Thanks to Randy and his gifted team in Texas, we are designing a truly unique studio from the ground up in order to enhance Gearbox’s ability to entertain the world with best-selling, larger-than-life experiences. To be able work for such astoried independent game studio as Gearbox is a great honor”
There is currently no news what the project they will be working on is but as soon as news becomes available you can be sure that we will let you know.