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The outspoken indie developer has had a troubled relationship with Microsoft, and stated in a recent interview that his planned platform for Fez II is "not Xbox."
Fish's Fez, which garnered high praise for its inventive, perspective-shifting puzzles, was released on Xbox 360. However, Fish became incensed when he claims Microsoft made it impossible for him to correct a patch problem that broke Fez for those gamers who had already completed the game. Fish said that Microsoft would have charged his company Polytron thousands of dollars to re-certify, making releasing a new patch economically impossible.
Obviously, the incident has left a bad taste in Fish's mouth, as it now appears that he won't be releasing his games for Microsoft platforms in the future. He did express possible interest in releasing Fez II for PlayStation 4. The original Fez also released on Steam for PC.
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I can understand why to be honest.
This is just an example of Microsoft capitalizing on every. single. penny. it can get it's greedy mitts on.
Hey Phil, bring it to Wii U! I'm sure Nintendo would love to work with you.
This and their demand that indie developers attain a big publisher to go on Xbox Live are my biggest issues with the xbone. All their other crap is just icing on the turd cake. I am definitely going to be a single console(PS4) owner for the next cycle.
"Obviously, the incident has left a bad taste in Fish's mouth..." Did it have a FISHY taste, by any chance?
I thought he said the decision had nothing to do with that incident and the choice was because of the no self publishing on Xbox One. I think he's in the right this time either way.
his decision makes perfect sense, given the situation.
i'm still waiting for the original fez to come to the playstation network. i had read rumours quite a while back that it would be coming, and then never heard anything again. i'd love to play it.
I think someone is whining or lying.
Does this story about MS surprise anyone? They really screw the indie dves.. If you haven't seen it you have to watch the documentary about Phil and Team Meat called 'Indie', it is amazing. Jonathan Blow is also in it for a bit and is an amazing look at just what these guys go through to put these games out.