Epic Mickey Developers Junction Point Reportedly Closes
Junction Point, the developers behind Disney’s Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2, has reportedly closed down. Rumors of their demise circulated after the sub-par sales of Epic Mickey 2, and tweets from prominent members of the gaming industry confirmed the report.
Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts (@RobertsSpaceInd), tweeted this:
A 21 gun salute from the deck of the carrier for the guys and gals at Vigil.We hope your free-fall is short and you land on your feet!
— RSI (@RobertsSpaceInd) January 24, 2013
However, a tweet was later sent out from Roberts claiming his reaction was based on a My Nintendo News report and that he did not have inside information on the Junction Point’s status.
Duke Nukem designer George Broussard also supported the report, as he tweeted that a warning signs were evident “when you give employees 2 months off after shipping.” Since its November release, Epic Mickey 2 has sold just 270,000 copies in the U.S.