Disney confirmed Tuesday that it is closing down the Warren Spector helmed Junction Point, the studio responsible for "Epic Mickey" and "Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two" for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U.
The following statement was sent by Disney to Joystiq confirming that the studio is closed down.
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.
"Epic Mickey 2" was poorly received both critically and at retail selling just under 300,000 across four platforms in November according to the December NPD report.
Junction Point was founded in 2005 by Warren Spector who is best known for his work on the "Deus Ex" and "System Shock" franchises. The original "Epic Mickey" generated buzz with a more macabre spin on Disney's beloved characters but was changed from the original vision.
Disney recently announced "Disney Infinity" for home consoles which puts the many franchises under the Disney umbrella into a "Skylanders" type game. The business model now appears to be to use "Infinity" as a platform for yearly releases based on the characters from the many different franchises.