Disney closes Junction Point, parts company with Warren Spector
Disney has announced the closure of Junction Point, the studio behind the Epic Mickey games.
The studio's staff has been on extended holiday since Epic Mickey 2 shipped back in November and now Disney has informed them that they will be losing their jobs.
Disney stated, "It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organisation, which include the closure of Junction Point Studios. These changes are part of our on-going effort to address the fast-evolving gaming platforms and marketplace and to align resources against our key priorities. We're extremely grateful to Warren Spector and the Junction Point team for their creative contributions to Disney with Disney Epic Mickey and Disney Epic Mickey 2."
Studio head, Warren Spector said on the closure, "Yes, it's true. The Junction Point journey is over. To all those who've asked, or want to ask, I'm sad but excited for the future. JPS had a good eight year run. I got to work with some amazing people on some amazing projects. I've had some of the most magical times of my life, fulfilling several life-long dreams. I've gotten to know Disney fans and Disney cast members, gotten hands on with Disney's history, walked where Walt walked... "Magical" really is the only word."
Thanks Develop Online.