The lights are on
Last month a Fez patch was pulled because it created a new problem with the game. The patch is back, but it's the same patch, and sadly, it seems like we've seen the last of Fez patches.
According to the Polytron Blog, last month's patch problem will not be resolved because, "Microsoft would charge us tens of thousands of dollars to re-certify the game." The game save problem that some have experienced only effects a very small percentage of the population, and Polytron believes that, "the current patch is safe for an overwhelming majority of players."
If you're just now starting a new game of Fez or haven't yet completed the game, you should be fine. The new bug only seems to effect those who've already completed the game. Read more about that problem here.
Polytron added an apology saying, "To the less-than-1% who are getting screwed, we sincerely apologize. We know this hurts you the most, because you’re the ones who put the most times into the game. And this breaks our hearts. We hope you dont think back on your time spent in FEZ as a total waste."
You can read more about why Polytron won't be fixing the patch here, but if you haven't yet played the game, now is a good time to start.
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Good ol' finger pointing.
Wow, just goes to show how hard it is for indie developers to get the support they need. It's most unfortunate, but it's at least a good thing that it doesn't affect everyone that bought the game. I'm gonna have to go back and restart this game soon.
...Microsoft sometimes to me is the best thing in the world.Sometimes I feel likes its a rat hole.
What! I havn't been playing this because I heard about the bug and was waiting for the patch just to be safe. Now there is no patch because they would have to pay for that!?!? I thought I paid for updates with my membership, no? They charge the developers too!? I can't even understand this, I'm just shaking my head. This really sucks for the people that got glitched, but I forget, is their save just gone and they have to "new game" or is their entire game corrupt?
. . . (shrug). . .
That stinks that it won't get fixed for those few people.
Microsoft is starting to sound Like EA and Activision right now.
Why is Microsoft doing that? They need to fix a game that has a bug. That doesn't mean you have to charge them tons of money just so they can make everyone happy. Microsoft, with all respect to you as a company, you really need to rethink about what you do with bugs.
I don't blame Microsoft, I blame Polytron for releasing a bugged game. You should've gotten your sh*t together in the first place.
I thought your post was a bit strongly worded until I saw the comments below... How are people so unreasonable? They don't have the resources of bigger companies to patch multiple times.
Also to the people who haven't bought the game yet, it's clearly stated in the article that it only affects people who already beat the game! Please do not dismiss this game because of absurd reasoning!
I did not buy Fez yet, but it is still near the top of my list of games to buy once I finish my backlog. The reviews for it were nothing short of stellar and the description has me excited. Please support a developer who clearly has a lot of talent and can be expected to make great games in the future. People... let's not shoot ourselves in the foot.
Games occasionally have bugs. If you refuse to play a game with bugs, you'd be missing out on a large percentage of great games. I respect this developer because they cared enough to bring attention to the matter and apologize for it. Most would not publicly say anything unless there was an uproar over it. To those who are affected, I feel your pain but you must have had a great time playing it right? Also I imagine you still have the achievement points as bragging rights?