New Gearbox Software studio opening in Quebec
Gearbox Software revealed today that they are planning to open a new studio in Quebec.
Gearbox Studio Quebec was announced with "the goal of enhancing Gearbox Software's mission to entertain the world." The studio is currently working on its first game and plans to have full AAA capability by 2016.
Sebastien Caisse and Pierre-Andre Dery will be Studio Heads at the new office. Caisse was business development director at Quebec Media and Dery was Art Director at Activision, helping create titles such as Sklyanders, Far Cry, Deus Ex, World of Warcraft, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
This is Gearbox Software's first expansion out of the Texas area where it has been headquartered for 16 years; Gearbox really needed to expand!
President of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford spoke of the studio's opening and the company's success:
“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.”
As a part of the new studio, the company is hiring, so if video games are your skills, passion, or both, check out the list of available positions and apply for one today. The jobs range from Senior Producer to Senior Environment Artist. The full list of job opening's can be found on the studio's website.