E3 2007: Warren Spector Joins Up With Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios has announced the acquisition of Junction Point Studios, a video game development studio based in Austin, Texas led by none other than veteran game designer Warren Spector, who is best known for his work on gaming classics like Deus Ex and Thief.

“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 Graham Hopper, general manager and executive vice president, Disney Interactive Studios. “Our shared visions on creativity, innovation and storytelling will allow us to touch individual players in ways never before possible.”

“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,” said Warren Spector, president, Junction Point Studios.  “We look forward to bringing exciting, innovative and entertaining new experiences to gamers and Disney fans alike.”

As the fifth internal development studio now under the Disney Interactive Studios brand, Junction Point Studios will be creating both original new game franchises and licensed properties based on some of Disney’s most beloved franchises. Development is currently underway on an undisclosed next-gen project, with details tightly under wraps for now. Once official word on the new title is announced we’ll let you know.

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