E3 07: Spector and Disney Interactive Team Up

Renowned game designer Warren Spector, the man responsible for classic PC titles such as Deus Ex and System Shock, is partnering with Disney Interactive Studios on an as-yet-unspecified project. The Spector-founded Junction Point Studios will be involved in the development of the untitled game.

Update: Disney has announced that it has fully acquired Junction Point Studios, making it the company's fifth internal development team. "Warren Spector's unique talents as a leading creative force in the world of video games, his knowledge and passion for Disney, and his legacy of story telling and character development adds a unique creative dimension to our portfolio," said Disney Interactive GM Graham Hopper.

"This is the only project that could've tempted me to leave the world of independent development," remarked Spector, who later noted that his first true passion has always been cartoons. "I believe that the creative talents of our two companies and our shared ambition to bring distinctive, compelling experiences to gamers make this an ideal alliance. We look forward to bringing exciting, innovative and entertaining new experiences to gamers and Disney fans alike."

No other details are known at this time. However, after Spector exited the stage at Disney Interactive's E3 2007 press conference, a large outline of Mickey Mouse's head was shown on the nearby displays, creating what Shacknews editor Carlos Bergfeld described as "an ominous solar eclipse-like effect."