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Warren Spector, the mind behind System Shock and Deus Ex, wants the rights to the game concepts he created during his time with Disney Interactive.

Spector asked Disney through Twitter for the rights to the intellectual property he created as the head of the Disney-owned Junction Point Studios, saying that the corporation is “never going to do anything with them.”

With Spector’s guidance, Junction Point developed Epic Mickey 1 and 2, and had plans to develop Necessary Evil, an apparent spiritual successor to Deus Ex. Disney acquired the rights to Necessary Evil when it acquired Junction Point in 2007, and still holds those rights despite closing the studio in 2013.

Spector went on to hint at a few of the ideas he’d like to reacquire from Disney.

The tweets follow Disney’s recent shutdown of its console development division, which saw the end of Avalanche Studios and the Disney Infinity series.

It’s not unprecedented that a creator would regain the rights to their game after a company shuts down. Earlier this year, former Assassin’s Creed creative director Patrice Désilets reacquired the rights to 1666: Amsterdam from Ubisoft, though it took nearly three years of legal disputes to reacquire the property.

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Deus Ex creator wants his unused game ideas back from Disney

By Spencer Campbell | 05/16/2016 05:30 PM PT

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Warren Spector, the mind behind System Shock and Deus Ex, wants the rights to the game concepts he created during his time with Disney Interactive.

Spector asked Disney through Twitter for the rights to the intellectual property he created as the head of the Disney-owned Junction Point Studios, saying that the corporation is “never going to do anything with them.”

With Spector’s guidance, Junction Point developed Epic Mickey 1 and 2, and had plans to develop Necessary Evil, an apparent spiritual successor to Deus Ex. Disney acquired the rights to Necessary Evil when it acquired Junction Point in 2007, and still holds those rights despite closing the studio in 2013.

Spector went on to hint at a few of the ideas he’d like to reacquire from Disney.

The tweets follow Disney’s recent shutdown of its console development division, which saw the end of Avalanche Studios and the Disney Infinity series.

It’s not unprecedented that a creator would regain the rights to their game after a company shuts down. Earlier this year, former Assassin’s Creed creative director Patrice Désilets reacquired the rights to 1666: Amsterdam from Ubisoft, though it took nearly three years of legal disputes to reacquire the property.

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