Fez heading to new platforms for 2013

One of the most celebrated indie releases this year was Fez, a game that has been in development for more than six years. Phil Fish has become both liked and hated in the gaming industry for his brash comments on Japanese games, as well as saying “PCs are for spreadsheets”. Now it looks like the game will be headed to new platforms instead of dying on Xbox Live Arcade, like nearly all indie games that launched with an exclusivity deal. The catalyst for this is Microsoft charging $40k for updates on XBLA, which left Fez broken and many players upset that Fish wouldn’t plunk down the cash to fix it.

In a post on his blog entitled State of Polytron, Fish goes over the year detailing many of his own faults and problems with the game’s release. He also confirms that Fez will be ported to other platforms, but does not explicitly mention which platforms. Putting the game on Steam is a no-brainer, even if he believes that PCs are for spreadsheets, as the Valve-run service has always been a friend of indie games. As for consoles, it seems like the Wii U might be a good fit since the game is whimsical and is something Nintendo might embrace.

  • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

    I am incredibly stoked about this game coming to other consoles. I could never completely finish because my save was killed with the whole patch fiasco on xbox. I will buy this on every system its released for though because it is that good.

  • KosmoCrisis

    That is insanely high praise. Fez now has my attention.

  • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

    I have bought a handful of games for multiple systems: Braid, Super Meat Boy, Bit.Trip series, perhapsand a few others… for me, Fez is at least on equal footing with them. Definitely try it if you have the chance.