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Gearbox launches new studio in Quebec

Is hiring 16 positions.

Borderlands developer Gearbox Software has opened a new studio in Quebec City.

Clearly the hip thing to do these days as Bethesda likewise opened a new studio in the Montreal-based city, this Canadian branch of Gearbox is currently hiring for "its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016."

The Borderlands developer also recently built and expanded HQ in its homeland of 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," said Gearbox president Randy Pitchford.

Gearbox Studio Quebec will be co-headed by creative director Pierre-Andre Dery and director of operations Sebastien Caisse. Dery was previously an art director at Activision and Volta where he worked on Skylanders, The Amazing Spider-Man, Far Cry, Deus Ex and World of Warcraft. Caisse was previously the business development director at Quebecor Media and has worked with Sony and Microsoft.

"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," said Caisse. "To be able work for such a storied independent game studio as Gearbox is a great honour."

Gearbox Studio Quebec is currently hiring 16 positions across various disciplines.