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V_Ben
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(01-28-2013, 09:22 PM)
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https://twitter.com/RobertsSpaceInd/...86810964828160

Second 21 gun salute for a studio in 7 days. Fare-the-well Junction Point! We hope that you all find new studios soon!

Well, shit. Epic Mickey 2 apparently missed the mark fairly significantly, sales wise, but still. Hope people land on their feet.
Brazil
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(01-28-2013, 09:23 PM)
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I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be true.
Iacobellis
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(01-28-2013, 09:23 PM)
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So, uh, about that economy...
Kimawolf
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(01-28-2013, 09:23 PM)
And so the death march continues. Good luck out there folks.
Sadist
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(01-28-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Well Warren whatcha gonna do now?

Hope everyone involved will find new jobs
FoneBone
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(01-28-2013, 09:23 PM)
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Sad, but not surprising after Epic Mickey 2 underperformed so badly. Hope the talent moves on to better things (and hoping for much, much better from Spector in the future).
GitarooMan
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(01-28-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Remember the heady days of that concept art? So much potential...
Andrew.
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(01-28-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Yeah I figured they'd be nonexistent after EM2
thetrin
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(01-28-2013, 09:24 PM)
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This is very sad news, but I fear Epic Mickey 1 and 2 failed to meet the expectations of many people.
Eusis
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(01-28-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Man. :/

Not that it'd really be surprising, but it's disappointing Warren Spector + Disney turned out so badly. The first game had potential to be brought out too, at least as a 3D platformer, but that was squandered in the sequel.
Nirolak
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(01-28-2013, 09:24 PM)
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They haven't had any job postings in quite a while and John Pleasents refused to confirm the studio was an ongoing concern, so this is likely true.
Vinterbird
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(01-28-2013, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sadist

Well Warren whatcha gonna do now?

Better get that 100 dollar ready for his Kickstarter of Deus Ex but not quite but still Deus Ex, but in medevail times
Diddy Kong
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(01-28-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Best of luck to all if true.
funkystudent
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(01-28-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sadist

Well Warren whatcha gonna do now?

Kickstarter.

"Hello my name is Warren Spector. A long time ago I made a game called Deus Ex. Please give me your money"
Echoenigma
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(01-28-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Sad to hear. As the times go on and console specs get more powerful, this is going to continue.


Epic Mickey laid good groundwork for a sequel, but I guess they messed that up pretty horribly. Still, nobody deserves to have their whole studio shut down because of one bad game.
cyberheater
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(01-28-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

This is very sad news, but I fear Epic Mickey 1 and 2 failed to meet the expectations of many people.

I don't know about the first one but me and the kids tried the demo of the second one and it wasn't great.
Kandinsky
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Today is a sad day D:
Andrew.
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

I fear Epic Mickey 1 and 2 failed to meet the expectations of many people.

They did. Clearly.
iSnakeTk
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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After making 2 shitty ( Mickey Mouse ) games this doesn't seem like a suprise.
Samurai-Don
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
Good maybe that will teach them to make two boring and clunky game.
Randdalf
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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I could see Valve snapping up Warren Spector, or him taking up the Kickstarter route.
MrHicks
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by GitarooMan

Remember the heady days of that concept art? So much potential...

that concept art was the only reason people cared for it
once screenshots came out people went WTF
Mooreberg
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Spector should go to Eidos Montreal or Arkane.
Hindle
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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Warren Spector could now go to Arkane? Man that would be awesome.
Kimawolf
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)

Originally Posted by iSnakeTk

After making 2 shitty ( Mickey Mouse ) games this doesn't seem like a suprise.

Hey I thought the first was good. The second though... eh. Still sad one bomb kills your studio.
hammster
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(01-28-2013, 09:26 PM)
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I really like Spector.
Dragonzord
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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I hope Avalanche turns out ok after Infinity. Those guys are real talented for kids game makers.
grkazan12
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Damn, shit sucks man. Hopefully they'll all land on their feet. Personally, I never really understood what Epic Mickey was and I that it didn't really need a sequel after all of the initial Concept Art hype during the pre-release window of the first game was gone and dying down.

Also hope Spector will come back soon, would love to see him go back to FPSs.
Devilgunman
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Damn, another one bites the dust? Good luck to them all.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Aaaaaaaand here we go. Very sorry for them, especially for Warren. I hope they'll obtain to find new jobs pretty soon. Unfortunately, EM2's results must have been too much lower than what forecasted.
CheesecakeRecipe
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Epic Mickey 1 was alright but I wanted so much more from it. Epic Mickey 2's demo completely unsold me in it, and the 3DS game even moreso. I think they just got too big for their britches too fast and didn't concentrate on really making something as good as everyone was hoping for.

Wouldn't be surprised, sorry Warren.
Black Door
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Maybe Warren can convince Nomura to put dat sweet concept art into a KH3 level
Brazil
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Randdalf

I could see Valve snapping up Warren Spector, or him taking up the Kickstarter route.

I think this is the most likely scenario.
Bulzeeb
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Andrew.

They did. Clearly.

wasn't Epic Mickey 1 a million seller? how much where especting from the game? as for 2, well I heard that bombed hard
farnham
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(01-28-2013, 09:27 PM)
oh well epic mickey 1 sold over a million but 2 did significantly less... so no surprise.
RurouniZel
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(01-28-2013, 09:28 PM)
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:-(
Zuhzuhzombie!!
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(01-28-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Well at least this means Warren might work on something I'll actually play now.
TriGen
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(01-28-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Expected, but still unfortunate. Hope Warren and the rest of JP land on their feet.
BD1
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(01-28-2013, 09:28 PM)
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Not surprising after Epic Mickey 2.
AlphaTwo00
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(01-28-2013, 09:28 PM)
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So with this, Disney is now entirely out of console development?
Porcile
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(01-28-2013, 09:29 PM)
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Damn, I was really excited about this studio. Warren + Disney just seemed perfect match in an odd way. It's a shame Epic Mickey 2 didn't work out, it always looked a bit of a mess. I doubt they got much support from Disney.
Pociask
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(01-28-2013, 09:29 PM)
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Sad day for those losing their jobs. The Disney on-again, off-again affair with video games continues.
Clay Davis
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(01-28-2013, 09:29 PM)
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should have done a steampunk mickey game as the initial concept art suggested...

http://kotaku.com/5325198/this-looks...nk-disney-game
tim.mbp
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(01-28-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Haven't got around to the second game, but I did enjoy playing the first even with its flaws.
chertipros
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(01-28-2013, 09:30 PM)
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Retro might be getting some new employees soon. But all jokes aside, I really hope this isn't true
Captain Smoker
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(01-28-2013, 09:30 PM)
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List of studios closed since 2006

Seems we need to add them & THQ.


Edit: If it's true.
Camjo-Z
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(01-28-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Sad to hear that people are losing their jobs but I can't say I didn't see this coming. I might have been fooled by the promises made by the first Epic Mickey game, but I definitely wasn't going to be tricked into buying the sequel, especially after they put out that awful demo.
Duxxy3
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(01-28-2013, 09:31 PM)
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There was an epic mickey 2?
papercamm
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(01-28-2013, 09:31 PM)
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This is sad news, if it's true that is.
NMFried
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(01-28-2013, 09:31 PM)
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Someone hire him to produce a grimdark Looney Tunes game. They aren't afraid to break tradition.

Call it: Space Jam 2.

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