70°
Submitted by NYC_Gamer 949d ago | rumor

Rumour-Epic Mickey dev Junction Point to close

VG247:Warren Spector’s Junction Point is to close, according to industry rumour. (Industry, Junction Point)

Alternative Sources
Need more votes
Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 4
NYC_Gamer  +   950d ago
It's sad for people to lose their jobs but Epic Mickey 2 failed real hard
#1 (Edited 950d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Root  +   949d ago
Well I do feel sorry for them but they had a second to chance to work on the improvements the first game needed but they just seemed to ignore them and added even more stuff in the sequel when they didn't sort the stuff they put in the first game out
FarCryLover182  +   949d ago
First one flopped pretty badly too, sales wise. These games might have been good but Disney should have let someone like Warren Spector make their own IP not based on Disney characters. Just my thoughts about it.
badz149  +   949d ago
sadly true
EM2 is a design mess! the ideas are there but seems like they don't know how to execute them right!
Phil32  +   950d ago
When only one game flopping (Disney Epic Mickey 2) can make your entire studio close down, you know the industry business model is broken.
Godchild1020  +   950d ago
They took a risk by putting it on more platforms, when they should have left it a Nintendo exclusive and brought it to the Wii U as well.

EM2 sold less than the first. I don't think the game came close, combined on all platforms to what the first sold on the Wii.
#2.1 (Edited 950d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
Phil32  +   950d ago
Yeah, the original on Wii sold a million or so in its first month.
ShaunCameron  +   949d ago
Indeed. EM (as a Wii exclusive) = 2.84 million sold to date. EM2 (as a multiplatform game) = 1.14 million sold to date.
DOMination-  +   949d ago
Those numbers are really not that bad. Even the sequel. Much more than i realised.. Enough anyway to keep the studio alive i would have thought.
Godchild1020  +   949d ago
I just seen that the game was released on the Wii U.
black911  +   949d ago
Game development is getting expensive. Next gen even more studios will close. Why do you think Sony has so many 1st party Studios. Nintendo is already set with IP's. and microsoft well we know microsoft.
#3 (Edited 949d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Knushwood Butt  +   949d ago
The blue ocean was an oasis.
mistajeff  +   949d ago
Poor Warren, he REALLY wanted those games to work. It's okay buddy, you made Deus Ex. Everything else in your career can be absolute shit and I'd be fine with it, because nothing can undo that masterpiece. I just hope everyone finds work. Thankfully, junction point is in Austin, and there's a TON of development houses in Austin.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Interview With Alexander Zacherl Of Fairytale Distillery, Developers Of Das Tal

41m ago - Interview with Alexander Zacherl from the studio behind the upcoming PvP MMO Das Tal. | PC
30°

DRM Gamecast Ep.52 - The Phantom Pain

42m ago - MR BLACKMAGIK of the DRM Gamecast writes, "This week the DRM Gamecast discusses Kojima's latest m... | Xbox 360
Ad

Top 5 Movies To See This Month

Now - The month of September has Johnny Depp portraying an enraged criminal, a group of climbers trying to make it home safely, and the return of the sur... | Promoted post
40°

Top 15 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To In 2016

56m ago - Xbox has built up a strong number of franchises and 2016 is going to be a big year on Xbox One, b... | Xbox One
40°

5 Reasons We’re Loving Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

58m ago - "With the release of the latest grand operatic entry into the Metal Gear series, gaming fans ever... | Xbox One
40°

Super Toy Cars To Feature 16 Cars and 15 Tracks, Now Available on Xbox One For 10 Bucks

58m ago - Super Toy Cars is a tabletop arcade combat racing game featuring fast and cool looking cars, impr... | Xbox One