50 More Disney Lay-offs, Separate From Junction Point Closure
Just yesterday it was rumored that Disney was closing the Epic Mickey developer Junction Point. While that was confirmed on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times is now reporting from an anonymous source that Disney’s video game division has laid off about 50 workers, of which are separate from Junction Point shutting down.
Chief Executive Robert Iger is on record stating that the new goal for Disney’s Interactive Media this fiscal year is to make a profit. And last month, Disney announced their “Infinity” project, which they expect to be a blockbuster once it’s released for the home consoles and mobile phones.
Though it’s predicted that Infinity is an enormous investment for the company. And if they expect to make a profit in the interactive division, they might have to scramble and not only cut jobs, but also scratch funding for upcoming games. You might be wonder if Junction Point would still be in business if Disney wasn’t developing Infinity. I’m guessing not since the sales were so dismal for Epic Mickey 2, which did more poorly than the original, even though it was on four systems this time, instead of one.