One studio goes up, another studio is taken down, as Disney has confirmed that the Epic Mickey studio Junction Point has been closed, due to the company’s ongoing efforts to adapt to the current gaming market.
“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.”
Rumors of the studios closure were out and about before this official announcement, but that doesn’t make the real thing any less easier to handle. Hopefully many of the former Junction Point employees can find work elsewhere and continue doing what they enjoy.