Rumor – Epic Mickey Developer Reportedly Closing This Year?

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Rumors are abound saying that Junction Point Studios, the developer of the Epic Mickey franchise is reportedly closing this year. However, the original source has now said that their original tweet was based on news from mynintendonews.com, and that the original tweeter had no inside information on the studio’s status.

The rumors of the studio closing began when Chris Roberts (Of Robert Space Industries) tweeted “Fare-the-well Junction Point! We hope that you all find new studios soon!” onto his personal account. The Tweet has since been deleted. After further investigation, we uncovered that Roberts’ tweet was actually based on news posted on mynintendonews.com where the story itself said:

“There’s no indication why the studio is closing down, but it’s thought that poor sales of Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Two have something to do with it.”

The article itself quoted/linked Chris Robert’s original tweet as its source so I think it’s just a misunderstanding. We’ll stick with the story and keep you guys updated once we find out more. There hasn’t been any official statement from Disney Interactive so for now, let’s keep our heads up and hope that Junction Point Studios will stay open.

(Credits: Mynintendonews.com/GameExaminer)

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