Borderlands Developer Opens New Studio

Gearbox Software, the developer behind the successful Borderlands and Brothers in Arms franchises (and the soon-to-be-released Battleborn), has announced the opening of a new studio in Quebec.

According to a press release, Gearbox Studio Quebec was created with the goal of enhancing Gearbox Software’s mission to entertain the world. “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,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “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.”

Gearbox Studio Quebec is the first studio created outside of the company’s HQ in Texas. Sebastien Caisse, Ph.D. will act as Co-Studio Head and Director of Operations. Sebastien has acted as business development director at Quebecor Media as well as business development manager and writer at Squeeze Animation. In those positions he has worked with Sony, Microsoft, and CBS among others. Pierre-Andre Dery will be Co-Studio Head and Studio Creative Director. Previously Art Director at Activision, where he worked on Skylanders and The Amazing Spider-Man, he has also worked on the visual development of more than 30 console titles at Volta, notably contributing to Farcry, Deus Ex, and World of Warcraft.

In addition to developing video games in some of the world’s greatest video game brands, including Half-Life and Halo, Gearbox Software has also acquired and produced content for powerful, landmark intellectual property including Duke Nukem and Homeworld.

For more information on the new studio, visit Gearbox Studio Quebec is now hiring game developers to join the Quebec City studio for its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016.