LA Times: 50 Additional Employees Laid Off at Disney Interactive this Week

While the focus has been on the closure of Warren Spector's Junction Point Studios yesterday, the LA Times is reporting that additional employees working for Disney's games division were laid off as well. Citing an anonymous source inside the company who was "not authorized to discuss the matter publicly," the LA Times reports that 50 more employees lost their jobs at Disney Interactive yesterday.

Specific details on the layoffs were not disclosed as of this writing, but we've reached out to Disney for more details and for confirmation.

On a related note, Junction Point co-founder Warren Spector posted a lengthy message on Facebook praising the studio and the people who worked there:

"JPS had a good eight year run. I got to work with some amazing people on some amazing projects. I've had some of the most magical times of my life, fulfilling several life-long dreams. I've gotten to know Disney fans and Disney cast members, gotten hands on with Disney's history, walked where Walt walked… "Magical" really is the only word."

As for what Spector will do next:

"Let just say, now it's time to move to the next adventure," Spector wrote. "I honestly don't know what that will be yet, so don't ask."

Source: Joystiq


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