During its E3
press conference, Disney Interactive Studios
announced that they had acquired Warren Spector's Junction Point Studios. Spector took the stage to discuss the news. As Spector told it, he jumped at the chance to work with Disney. According to Spector, his original career choices were either to go into video games (good move Warren) or become an imagineer for Disney, as he was inspired by the works of its founder, Walt Disney. Spector even wrote his masters thesis on cartoons, apparently. Pulling Junction Point into the Disney fold is part of Disney's new game initiative, which involves both leveraging well-known franchises and creating new IP. No doubt, Disney expects a name like Warren Spector (creator of games like Deus Ex
) to bolster their credibility as a legitimate publisher.