Fate of Epic Mickey developer unclear, shutdown rumored

Junction Point, the Texas-based developer of the Epic Mickey franchise, is in trouble. In fact, Warren Spector's studio may be getting shut down entirely.

Joystiq noticed a tweet from Austin-based Roberts Space Industries: "Second 21 gun salute for a studio in 7 days. Fare-the-well Junction Point! We hope that you all find new studios soon!" Last week, Vigil Games also shut down after failing to be acquired at the THQ fire sale.

Cuts at the studio were seemingly inevitable after Epic Mickey 2 launched to both critical and financial failure. According to Joystiq, the sequel sold only 270K copies in North America last year. While we've sent request for comments from Disney and Spector, Kotaku's Jason Schreier brings up a good point: "Very weird that the only source for Junction Point rumors is one tweet. If the studio has shut down, shouldn't there be more by now?"

We'll update this story with more information as it comes.