The Gearbox Entertainment Company has announced the establishment of Gearbox Studio Montreal, the Texas-based developer’s second major expansion following the opening of Gearbox Studio Quebec in 2015.
Industry veterans Sebastien Caisse and Pierre-Andre Dery will cooperatively lead the newly formed studio, which will employ 250 staff.
“The Gearbox Entertainment Company is ambitiously looking both internationally and domestically to grow our creative engine and meet the incredible demand our customers have for talent-crafted experiences with our intellectual property,” said The Gearbox Entertainment Company founder Randy Pitchford in a press release. “Following our successful experience establishing Gearbox Studio Quebec, our investment in a new studio in Montreal creates an exciting new prospect for Montreal-based talent—whether they wish to work on existing Gearbox franchises, or help with the creation of new, original ideas. With Sebastien and Pierre-Andre’s leadership, I know the incredible local game development community will welcome Gearbox Studio Montreal and its balance between major studio muscle and local team culture as a needed addition to the city.”
Gearbox Studio Montreal co-head Sebastien Caisse added, “We’ve had resounding success with our first studio expansion in Quebec, allowing Gearbox to grow its creative engine along with the ambition of its games. The games we want to make drive our growth, and some great talent resides in Montreal. I’m excited and humbled to co-lead the development of our latest studio expansion.”
Gearbox Studio Montreal will feature a “diverse and passionate group working to bring entertainment and joy to the world.” Studio co-head Pierre-Andre Dery will lead recruitment.
“Building on Gearbox’s long history of creative freedom, we are excited to assemble a new development team to work on the Borderlands franchise and create new IP in Montreal,” Dery said.
Visit the Montreal studio’s official website here.