Rumour: Junction Point Closed Down (Epic Mickey Games, Warren Spector's Studio)

#6
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).
 

thetrin

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#9
This is very sad news, but I fear Epic Mickey 1 and 2 failed to meet the expectations of many people.
 
#10
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.
 
#11
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.
 
#15
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.
 

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#16
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.
 
#28
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.
 

Mpl90

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#30
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.
 
#31
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.
 
#41
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.
 
#47
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.