Borderlands developer Gearbox Software announced today with a press release that it’s opening a new studio in Quebec City, and is currently hiring developers for “its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016.”
Gearbox President Randy Pitchford accompanied the press release with a statement:
“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.”
At the helm of the studio will be Sebastien Caisse, formerly at Quebecor Media and Squeeze Animation, and former Activision Art Director Pierre-Andre Dery. They will act respectively as Director of Operations and Creative Director.
Caisse also commented the news:
“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”
At the moment, there’s no further information on what kind of game the studio might be working on, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get any.