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Disney shuts down Junction Point.
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January 29, 2013, 20:09:05
The Epic Mickey games weren't the best, but this news is somewhat surprising. Warren Spector confirmed it on his LinkedIn profile.

EDIT: Fixed the title. Disney still owns the rights to Epic Mickey, but I doubt they do anything with it in the near future.

Source: Kotaku

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Posted: 01/29/13, 20:09:05  - Edited by 
 on: 01/30/13, 03:49:33    
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The hyperbole is strong in this one.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 04:20:03
@carlosrox I was exaggerating to make a point.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 04:45:08
Oh I see, you've been exaggerating about Pokepark being bad all this time.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 05:23:42
Sad about the lost potential.
Sad about the impact of unrecommended multi-platform costs.
Not sad about the loss of this particular studio - people gotta learn (again) that big talk and lofty ambitions shouldn't sell games without the content to back 'em up.

Sorry, Warren, you're a good man, but, please try again.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 09:15:13
Even though I really have not played any of the epic mickey games, I still feel a little sad, but hey, its not the end of the world. I'm sure all the people will find new ventures, ect. It is a shame that the Epic Mickey games were not better received. I did play a few hours of the first game. I actually enjoyed what I played, but really not near enough to make a judgement on the game. One day I would like to play through both console games.

Now, I did try the demo from the 3DS's eshop and man, the game play blows hard in that game. Too slow for me.

Good luck to Warren and everyone else at Junction Point.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 09:42:42
Anand said:
I'm with the crowd. Hope they all find jobs, but Junction Point is no big loss. I hope Spector can mount a big comeback a la Harvey Smith.
If Peter Molyneux can continue to get work even when his games are over-hyped and they under-deliver, Warren Spector will be just fine.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 16:36:06
I just imagine this crushing Warren Spector based on how he was painted a dedicated Disney-loving fanatic on RFN.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 18:22:18

"painted"? I see what you did there

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 20:42:19
ludist210 said:
If Peter Molyneux can continue to get work even when his games are over-hyped and they under-deliver, Warren Spector will be just fine.
Peter Molyneux is pretty much the most amazing snake-oil peddler in the universe. Although Spector certainly got some practice in the art of snake-oil peddling with the Epic Mickey franchise...

No, he'll make games, but I hope that he can still make a defining one.

Posted by 
 on: 01/30/13, 22:12:35  - Edited by 
 on: 01/30/13, 22:12:47


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 on: 01/31/13, 00:29:07
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