Disney Confirms Closure of Warren Spector's Junction Point Studio

January 29, 2013 -

The studio founded by Warren Spector and later purchased by Disney has been closed, according to multiple reports and a confirmation from a representative at Disney. Spector's studio was best known for developing Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

"It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organization, which include the closure of Junction Point Studios," a Disney spokesperson told Joystiq this morning. "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."

We reached out to Warren Spector earlier this morning for comment (when the story was still a rumor), but as of this writing he has not responded.

We will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Update: Disney is issuing the same statement to all those seeking comment:

It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organization, which include the closure of Junction Point Studios. These changes are part of our ongoing 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.


Comments

Re: Disney Confirms Closure of Warren Spector's Junction ...

The main problem was it was only on the WII, limited audience X 2 dose not bode well for profits...and even if you make money they will still close you down...


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Re: Disney Confirms Closure of Warren Spector's Junction ...

What are you talking about? Epic Mickey 2 was cross platform and was vastly outsold by its Wii exclusive predecessor.

Re: Disney Confirms Closure of Warren Spector's Junction ...

Epic Mickey.  I believe Spector and Junction point's hearts were in the right place but the games were simply not very good.  Which is a damn shame because I really, really wanted to like them.

 

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