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Disney lays off Epic Mickey devs?

Redundancies reported at Junction Point.

Disney Interactive is handing out P45s at Warren Spector's Junction Point studio, according to numerous industry sources.

A post on the Twitter feed of Bryan Cash, a programmer based just down the road from Spector's Austin outfit at Schell Games, earlier today read "Condolences to those folks laid off from Junction Point."

A Tweet from Mike Jungbluth, a developer at WB Games Seattle, added "I hope my homies at Junction Point are alright. Hearing about layoffs there makes me very sad indeed."

We've reached out to Disney Interactive for further information on what's going on down there and will update the story as soon as we hear back.

Junction Point was formed by Deus Ex creator Warren Spector in 2005 and acquired by Disney in 2007. Its first game for the House of Mouse was Wii exclusive Epic Mickey, which launched in November. Despite middling reviews and a disappointing UK chart debut, the game got off to a strong start in the US, shifting around 1.3 million copies in its first month on sale

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