Gearbox Software Forms New Studio in Quebec City
Gearbox Software has recently announced that it has formed Gearbox Studio Quebec. Gearbox Studio Quebec is the first Gearbox Software Studio created, and it is now hiring game developers to join it for its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016.
"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," says Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. "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."
It has also been announced that Sebastien Caisse, Ph.D., will act as Co-Studio Head and Director of Operations. He has acted as a business development director at Quebecor Media, as well as a business development manager and writer at Squeeze Animation.
Pierre-Andre Dery will act as Co-Studio Head and Studio Creative Director. Previously an Art Director at Activision, Dery has worked on games such as Skylanders and The Amazing Spiderman. He has also worked on the visual development of games such as Far Cry, Deux Ex, and World of Warcraft.