Having previously expanded in 2015 with Gearbox Studio Québec in Québec City, two studio veterans - Sébastien Caisse, Ph.D and Pierre-André Déry - are leading this new team.
Gearbox Opens New Montréal Studio, Working On Borderlands Alongside New Games
Speaking about this further, Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford issued this statement:
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.
At this time, details surrounding a new IP from Gearbox remain unconfirmed, though given the studio's fresh start, we're unlikely to receive details anytime soon. Soon as we hear more, we'll be sure to keep you informed.