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Junction Point officially closed, Spector bids fellow devs bye
Posted: 30.01.2013 04:22 by Comments: 3
Yesterday, Star Citizen developer RSI accidentally let the cat out of the bag that Junction Point, the developer of the Epic Mickey titles, had been shut down. The news is now official, and Warren Spector has taken the time to bid farewell to his co-workers.

Spector wrote in a long public Facebook post, "Yes, it's true. The Junction Point journey is over. To all those who've asked, or want to ask, I'm sad but excited for the future.

"JPS had a good eight year run. I got to work with some amazing people on some amazing projects. I've had some of the most magical times of my life, fulfilling several life-long dreams. I've gotten to know Disney fans and Disney cast members, gotten hands on with Disney's history, walked where Walt walked... "Magical" really is the only word."


He stated that no matter what, Junction Point restored the fame and legacy ofOswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's first creation who became a hit in his day but was forgotten after Mickey Mouse was created to replace him due to legal issues.

"I said to myself as Junction Point embarked on the Epic Mickey journey that, worst case, we'd be 'a footnote in Disney history.' Looking back on it, I think we did far better than that," Spector beamed, "With Mickey Mouse as our hero, we introduced a mainstream audience to some cool "core game" concepts... and, most especially, we restored Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to a place of prominence.

"WE did that. Junction Point."


Junction Point was founded in 2005 by Spector and other former Ion Storm members and acquired by Disney Interactive in 2007.
Source: VG247
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Comments

By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jan 30, 2013
HenoKutus
Not that epic!
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jan 30, 2013
danfreeman
Indeed,EM 2 i heard was pretty much a flop so this was to be expected especially since Disney is now focusing on Star Wars.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 30, 2013
herodotus
Already reminiscing is never a good sign. A pity for fans of the franchise (though I wouldn't be caught dead near "EM"). I just hope he doesn't retain this wistfulness with "Star Citizen", and that the over-sized rat doesn't make a cameo.