Gearbox Software Opens New Division In Montreal, Gearbox Studio Montreal


Posted on September 3, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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From the team that delivered the Borderlands franchise for more than a decade, developer Gearbox Software is facing new heights since earlier in 2021. In that, the firm was confirmed to becoming the next major subsidiary for publishing conglomerate, Embracer Group. Parent company of THQ Nordic, the firm was said at the time to be a merge of the company including namely IPs established by its reputation over time.

Additionally, Embracer Group later went on to clarify that standing franchises such as Borderlands is still to remain despite the legal ties to publisher 2K. “The merger does not change 2K’s relationship with Gearbox nor our role as the publisher for the Borderlands IP or any other projects we are currently working on with the studio.” In fact, we witnessed that relationship continue with the recent announcement of spin-off title, Wonderlands this past June.

In a new announcement from Gearbox Software this week, the team is organizing a new division based in Montreal, Canada. The venture is said to be Gearbox Software’s next step to creating a fresh 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.

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 Sébastien [Caisse] and Pierre-André’ [Déry]’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.

Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software Founder

Studio co-lead Caisse had this to say, “We’ve had resounding success with our first studio expansion in Québec, allowing Gearbox to grow its creative engine along with the ambition of its games. The games we want to make drive our growth, and some great talent resides in Montréal. I’m excited and humbled to co-lead the development of our latest studio expansion.”

“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,” says Déry elsewhere in the press release.

What are you interested to see form from Gearbox Studio Montreal?

Source: Gearbox Software

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