Despite a number six debut
on December's NPD charts, Epic Mickey
apparently can't save Junction Point Studios from post-launch staff cuts. Sources speaking with Joystiq confirm that Disney Interactive issued layoffs at the Warren Spector-helmed studio today, though exact numbers are unknown -- we've contacted Disney for comment, but we imagine those plans for sequels to Epic Mickey
aren't looking so solid right now.
Following last week's closure of Disney Interactive-owned Propaganda Games
, today's layoffs represent further steps back for the publisher in terms of "core" game development endeavors, and, we fear, may not be the last of Disney's cuts. Disney also owns Split/Second
developer Black Rock Studios, and most recently acquired
social game developer Playdom.
: Layoffs hit entire Disney Interactive division
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