Disney Shuts Down Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios
Disney tried its hardest to relaunch their beloved Mickey Mouse character into the video game realm, but I guess it just didn’t cut it. After Epic Mickey 2 flopped pretty hard, Disney decided to shut down its Warren Spector-headed game studios, Junction Point Studios.
The original title was a Wii exclusive, and sold over 2.8 million since its release, but the multiplatform sequel only sold 1.1 million.
A spokeswoman from the company released a statement about the closure:
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.
Warren Spector hasn’t commented.
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