Gearbox has opened a new studio to work on both the Borderlands franchise and a new IP.
Gearbox Entertainment Company has announced that they have opened a new studio based in Montreal (via PlayStation LifeStyle). Gearbox veterans Sebastien Caisse and Pierre-Andre Dery will lead the new studio, which will be made up of 250 staff members. Caisse and Dery previously worked together at Gearbox Quebec. The new studio's focus will be the Borderlands franchise and a currently unknown new IP.
"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," Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford stated. "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."
"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 stated.
Gearbox's new studio in Montreal has already begun advertising a number of jobs, suggesting that the studio wants to start off strong. According to the studio's website, it aims to "maintain the balance between ambitious projects, a human-sized team and self-realization."
Gearbox's latest entry in the Borderlands series, Borderlands 3, is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia. It is currently unknown what the developer's new IP is.