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.