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Gearbox Software Open New Studios in Canada

As we move into 2016 it seems that Canada is the place to be for games development. After the recent announcement that Bethesda are opening offices in Montreal, Gearbox Software have made a similar announcement.

In the press statement for the opening of their Quebec offices they also revealed plenty of available positions to be filled. Looking at the job of Lead Game Designer, part of the responsibilities are to:

“Work closely with Design Director in establishing game systems and generating necessary documentation for a 1st Person Action game”

As a fan of Borderlands 3, my first thought (and hope) is that this is the game they are working on. We know that it is already in the planning stages, so this may be possible.

“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,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “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.”

Gearbox Studio’s Co-Studio Head Sebastien Caisse also added:

“Thanks to Randy and his gifted team in Texas, we are designing a truly unique studio from the ground up in order to enhance Gearbox’s ability to entertain the world with best-selling, larger-than-life experiences. To be able work for such a storied independent game studio as Gearbox is a great honor”

With Battleborn coming in 2016, and Borderlands 3 coming in the future it will be interesting to see what Gearbox Software Quebec will bring to the company.