Earlier today, Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford shared some exciting information in regards to Gearbox itself and one of the company’s most popular franchises, Borderlands. According to Pitchford, Gearbox plans to expand with a new studio in Montréal, Canada.
In addition to this new studio, Gearbox reportedly intends to work on new IPs and new Borderlands content – note that we’re already getting a new Borderlands game in the form of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands in 2022, and Borderlands 4 has been rumored to be in development.
Gearbox Expanding With a New Studio in Montréal, Will Work on Borderlands and New IPs
Gearbox has more Borderlands content planned, as was revealed as part of an announcement from Randy Pitchford on Gearbox’s expansion into Montréal, Canada.
While this won’t be the first Gearbox studio in Canada as there’s already an active studio in Québec, the new studio will play an integral role in Gearbox’s plans for the Borderlands franchise, plus other new IPs.
“Following our successful experience establishing Gearbox Studio Québec, our investment in a new studio in Montréal creates an exciting new prospect for Montréal-based talent – whether they wish to work on existing Gearbox franchises, or help with the creation of new, original ideas,” the press release reads.
Gearbox plans to hire 250 people to work at Gearbox Montréal under the joint leadership of industry veterans Sébastien Caisse, PhD and Pierre-André Déry.
“With Sébastien and Pierre-André’s leadership, I know the incredible local game development community will welcome Gearbox Studio Montréal and its balance between major studio muscle and local team culture as a needed addition to the city,” Randy Pitchford explained.
Adding to this, Pierre-André Déry said:
“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 Montréal.”
We are excited to announce the opening of our new studio: Gearbox Montréal!
Gearbox is looking to assemble a new development team to work on the Borderlands franchise and create new IP in Montréal.
— GearboxOfficial (@GearboxOfficial) August 26, 2021
All in all, a new Gearbox studio in Montréal, Canada is exciting news as it means we’ll see a lot more from Gearbox. Not only in terms of new Borderlands games, but other new IPs as well.
If you live in Montréal, Canada and are looking for work, keep an eye out for job listings in the future. You can also check out the website for Gearbox Québec to see if there are any openings there as well.
After hearing about the new Gearbox studio in Montréal and plans for more Borderlands content plus other new IPs, what are your thoughts? Are you excited to hear about Gearbox’s expansion?