Gearbox, the developer behind Borderlands, Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines, has announced the formation of Gearbox Studio Quebec in Quebec City.
The Canada based studio will be headed by Pierre-Andre Dery and Sebastian Caisse, Ph.D. and is tasked with developing “a new game within one of Gearbox’s currently held IP’s”. As well as being studio heads, Dery will take the role of Creative Director while Caisse will double up as the Director of Operations.
In the past Sebastien Caisse, Ph.D. acted as business development director at Quebecor Media as well as business development manager and writer at Squeeze Animation.
Pierre-Andre Dery was previously an Art Director at Activision, and worked on Skylanders and The Amazing Spider-Man. Prior to that he has also worked on the visual development of more than 30 console titles at Volta.
On the formation of the studio, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said:
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.
The studio is now hiring for numerous positions with the goal of being fully ramped up in 2016.