Epic Mickey Developer Junction Point Closes

-Greg Livingston

A little over two months after the release of Epic Mickey 2, developer Junction Point has shut down. Recent games from the studio sold poorly; while the original Epic Mickey was the sixth-best selling game of November 2010, Epic Mickey 2 failed to reach the top 10 in its month.

Disney had the following to say:

“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.”

While studio lead Warren Spector, creator of Deus Ex and Thief, said:

“It’s time to move on to the next adventure. I honestly don’t know what that will be yet, so don’t ask.”