E3 2008: Warren Spector partnering with Pixar

Junction Point head acknowledges collaborative efforts with Disney and its star subsidiary in latest blog entry, possibly portending new project.

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During last year's E3 Media & Business Summit, Disney Interactive Studios announced it had bought Ion Storm founder Warren Spector's Junction Point Studios. Shortly after that news broke, the onetime Deus Ex developer expressed his desire to learn from the minds of his corporate coworkers at Pixar.

</img>  Nearly a year later, it appears as if Spector has been granted his wish. This weekend, the developer updated his personal blog with news about Junction Point's current project, for which he's collaborating with both Disney Feature Animation and Pixar.
Nearly a year later, it appears as if Spector has been granted his wish. This weekend, the developer updated his personal blog with news about Junction Point's current project, for which he's collaborating with both Disney Feature Animation and Pixar. "If I say anymore, I'll get in trouble," Spector wrote, "so let's just leave it at that." However, Spector did note that he'd been gaming a fair bit recently as research for the project. He didn't say what he'd been playing specifically, explaining that it would give too much away about the project. That (not) said, the developer's comments are noteworthy, given Disney's recent moves into the gaming sector. In February, the Wall Street Journal reported that the multimedia conglomerate had reclaimed the game rights to the Toy Story films from longtime licensee THQ. Though never officially confirmed, the news came less than a year after Disney's CFO announced that his company was "ramping up [its] investment in video games" to "about…$350 million a year."

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