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Junction Point, the Disney owned studio behind the Warren Spector Epic Mickey titles, has confirmed that it has been closed down.
Confirmed in a statement from Disney, as reported by CVG, the closure of Junction Point Studios is due to Disney attempting to “address the fast-evolving gaming platforms and marketplace and to align resources against our key priorities.”
Here’s how the statement read:
“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.”
The closure is most likely due to poor sales of the Epic Mickey titles across all formats, and with Disney’s newest cross-platform and expandable title Disney Infinity, the Epic Mickey franchise probably just didn’t have a place in their business plans anymore.