Fez is coming to other platforms in 2013.

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#1 Edited by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

A new blog post on http://polytroncorporation.com/state-of-the-polytron states that Fez will finally be ported to other gaming platforms. The experience may not be as grand as it was when it initially came out on the 360 due to most of it's secrets being revealed on the internet. Still, Fez will be coming to other platforms so take comfort in that.

#2 Posted by Hailinel (22741 posts) -

I'll believe the 2013 release target when Polytron (which is only Phil Fish now, apparently?) releases something.

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#3 Posted by Bollard (5031 posts) -

I think I might have to buy it again... If only to try and peek inside at it.

#4 Posted by WasabiCurry (415 posts) -

I guess I will take comfort? I don't know anything about the game, but it must be good if people are always talking about it.

#5 Posted by JJOR64 (18790 posts) -

A handheld release for the game would be neat. Wouldn't mind having it on 3DS.

#6 Posted by Jams (2956 posts) -

maybe I'll finally get a chance to play Fez when it comes out for PC.

#7 Posted by Hawkerace (261 posts) -

Too bad Phil Fish is such a wiener.

#8 Posted by mordukai (7093 posts) -

So release day for 2016 confirmed?

#9 Posted by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

I'd buy it again on PC if it meant the frame rate issues. I love the shit out of that game, but those issues kept me from getting full completion. Just couldn't take it anymore.

#10 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (455 posts) -

WIKI's everywhere, no mystery

#11 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2168 posts) -

If it's released on Steam then I'll buy just to see what all the fuss is about.

#12 Posted by alternate (2655 posts) -

It isn't like they have been working on it all this time. When it came of 12 month xbla exclusivity was a standard.

#13 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4282 posts) -

I would buy it for PC just for the better framerate.

#14 Posted by BeachThunder (11276 posts) -

Virtual Boy would be perfect, you know, for like the 3D effects and stuff...

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#15 Posted by mordukai (7093 posts) -

@Cold_Wolven said:

If it's released on Steam then I'll buy just to see what all the fuss is about.

If it's released on Steam then I'll buy just to see what all the Fez is about.

Fixed. TeeHee

#16 Posted by Vinny_Says (5632 posts) -

lets hope it's programmed better this time (there's no excuse for that game running like garbage on xbox360)

#17 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

I would buy FEZ again. Loved that game.

#18 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

Maybe it will be an Origin exclusive this time.

#19 Posted by warxsnake (2626 posts) -

HOLY FUCKING ASS BALLAST

#20 Posted by Hailinel (22741 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

I would buy it for PC just for the better framerate.

There's no guarantee of that.

@mordukai said:

So release day for 2016 confirmed?

In the meantime, it'll win the IGF top honors in 2014 and 2016.

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#21 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

#22 Posted by Gamer_152 (13976 posts) -

I don't think I'll be buying it again, but the way I see it more people being able to experience Fez is nothing but a good thing.

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#23 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4282 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

I would buy it for PC just for the better framerate.

There's no guarantee of that.

At least there will be a better chance of that happening than with the 360 version.

#24 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

Will Fez even be as good without the zeitgeisty mystery shit?

#25 Posted by ProfessorEss (7130 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@mordukai said:

So release day for 2016 confirmed?

In the meantime, it'll win the IGF top honors in 2014 and 2016.

Haha, and another pile of Phil Fish adoration editorials on Giant Bomb no doubt.

Been a long time since I've even considered pirating a game... but this has me thinkin' about it.

#26 Edited by Hailinel (22741 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Hailinel said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

I would buy it for PC just for the better framerate.

There's no guarantee of that.

At least there will be a better chance of that happening than with the 360 version.

Given the larger variety of hardware/driver/OS configurations that would have to be accounted for on PC, and the number of people working on the game, I kind of doubt that. I'd bet ten bucks that if the game is released on PC, it'll be a buggy mess again, and Fish will throw another bitch fit instead of putting out a functional patch.

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#27 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I will continue not playing Fez.

#28 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4282 posts) -

@Hailinel: Then I won't buy it and continue on with my life.

Also did Fish sucker punch some of the users' mothers in here or were people really offended by that japanese games are terrible comment he made?

#29 Posted by mellotronrules (1170 posts) -

if it comes to steam i'll buy it day 1 for sure. i'm curious to see how far i can get without help, although i'm not terribly optimistic.

#30 Edited by GaspoweR (2517 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

A handheld release for the game would be neat. Wouldn't mind having it on 3DS.

Probably not likely but it would be nice.

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Hailinel: Then I won't buy it and continue on with my life.

Also did Fish sucker punch some of the users' mothers in here or were people really offended by that japanese games are terrible comment he made?

Phil Fish is not necessarily the nicest person and it's not really just because of the Japanese game dev comment but his personality in general. Wouldn't want to see him end up running a company with more employees with the way he handles his temper and his outbursts.

#31 Posted by DharmaBum (1060 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

#32 Posted by granderojo (1772 posts) -

The programmer for Fez said just recently on Formspring that this was happening. Glad I waited, I love games that force me to write in a notebook.

#33 Posted by Hailinel (22741 posts) -

@GaspoweR said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Hailinel: Then I won't buy it and continue on with my life.

Also did Fish sucker punch some of the users' mothers in here or were people really offended by that japanese games are terrible comment he made?

Phil Fish is not necessarily the nicest person and it's not really just because of the Japanese game dev comment but his personality in general. Wouldn't want to see him end up running a company with more employees with the way he handles his temper and his outbursts.

This, essentially. He doesn't come across as a pleasant person and doesn't appear to handle stress well at all.

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#34 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

Phil Fish is a bit of a dick but more importantly, Fez is fucking boring.

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#35 Edited by evanbower (1206 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Hailinel said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

I would buy it for PC just for the better framerate.

There's no guarantee of that.

At least there will be a better chance of that happening than with the 360 version.

Given the larger variety of hardware/driver/OS configurations that would have to be accounted for on PC, and the number of people working on the game, I kind of doubt that. I'd bet ten bucks that if the game is released on PC, it'll be a buggy mess again, and Fish will throw another bitch fit instead of putting out a functional patch.

He's an independent developer who went in enormous personal debt making a game tons of people loved. Can we agree that from now on, when a person can't afford Microsoft's ridiculously expensive patch charge we won't call it a "bitch fit"?

Having said that, Wii U eShop release please. I want the game to force me to take detailed notes on the notepad ATTACHED TO MY CONTROLLER.

#36 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -
@DharmaBum

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

I don't care about Fish or his personality. I don't think Fez is a great game either. However, it's a incredibly fascinating game that I liked quite a bit. Hopefully people will be able to play Fez in other platforms.
#37 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

@DharmaBum said:

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

he's a dick even without the japan bullshit

like when he told his detractors to "suck my dick" after he won his second IGF award for the same game

#38 Edited by evanbower (1206 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@DharmaBum said:

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

he's a dick even without the japan bullshit

like when he told his detractors to "suck my dick" after he won his second IGF award for the same game

Finally, someone sticking up for the detractors of the world! They don't get their due.

You guys will have to trust me when I say I've never used the phrase "suck my dick" my entire life.. but I can't think of a group more deserving of receiving it than people who get upset about who an award went to.

#39 Posted by Mnemoidian (946 posts) -

I for one am quite excited about this! :) And I find the amount of ignorant Fish-hate quite amusing, or something.

#40 Posted by mordukai (7093 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Hailinel said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Hailinel said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

I would buy it for PC just for the better framerate.

There's no guarantee of that.

At least there will be a better chance of that happening than with the 360 version.

Given the larger variety of hardware/driver/OS configurations that would have to be accounted for on PC, and the number of people working on the game, I kind of doubt that. I'd bet ten bucks that if the game is released on PC, it'll be a buggy mess again, and Fish will throw another bitch fit instead of putting out a functional patch.

He's an independent developer who went in enormous personal debt making a game tons of people loved. Can we agree that from now on, when a person can't afford Microsoft's ridiculously expensive patch charge we won't call it a "bitch fit"?

True. However, he choose to go in bed with them knowing how they are. It's not this huge big secret of how MS conducts business and that's what it is to them, a business. If you go in bed with a shark know the risks you're taking.

I'm glad he's taking a stand against MS insane patch policies but this guy makes it really hard to sympathies with him. Maybe him and Vincent Gallo can open u a club together.

#41 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Animasta said:

@DharmaBum said:

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

he's a dick even without the japan bullshit

like when he told his detractors to "suck my dick" after he won his second IGF award for the same game

Finally, someone sticking up for the detractors of the world! They don't get their due.

You guys will have to trust me when I say I've never used the phrase "suck my dick" my entire life.. but I can't think of a group more deserving of receiving it than people who get upset about who an award went to.

there was also a fairly large monetary prize for that award that could've gone to people who didn't already get an award.

I think it was 50k, not sure.

#42 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@DharmaBum said:

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

he's a dick even without the japan bullshit

like when he told his detractors to "suck my dick" after he won his second IGF award for the same game

I will say that I am about the further thing in world from a "japanophile" and I still think Phil Fish is kind of a dick.

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#43 Posted by Ryanmgraef (190 posts) -

Vita please god.it needs this.lol... Not really laughing...

#44 Posted by mak_wikus (476 posts) -

Day one purchase. I don't care who makes the game. I wanna scribble in my grid notebook!

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#45 Posted by TheHT (10312 posts) -

I vicariously experienced everything that seemed to be the most worthwhile in that game through the bombcast and internet threads. I think I'm good.

#46 Posted by Hailinel (22741 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@evanbower said:

@Animasta said:

@DharmaBum said:

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

he's a dick even without the japan bullshit

like when he told his detractors to "suck my dick" after he won his second IGF award for the same game

Finally, someone sticking up for the detractors of the world! They don't get their due.

You guys will have to trust me when I say I've never used the phrase "suck my dick" my entire life.. but I can't think of a group more deserving of receiving it than people who get upset about who an award went to.

there was also a fairly large monetary prize for that award that could've gone to people who didn't already get an award.

I think it was 50k, not sure.

I think it was closer to $30,000, but same difference. It was both weird that he was allowed to win the same award twice and rude of him to tell people to suck his dick in doing so.

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#47 Edited by evanbower (1206 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Animasta said:

@evanbower said:

@Animasta said:

@DharmaBum said:

@Phatmac said:

A lot of salty GB users on here today, huh?

Still a lot of butthurt Japanophiles around here.

he's a dick even without the japan bullshit

like when he told his detractors to "suck my dick" after he won his second IGF award for the same game

Finally, someone sticking up for the detractors of the world! They don't get their due.

You guys will have to trust me when I say I've never used the phrase "suck my dick" my entire life.. but I can't think of a group more deserving of receiving it than people who get upset about who an award went to.

there was also a fairly large monetary prize for that award that could've gone to people who didn't already get an award.

I think it was 50k, not sure.

I think it was closer to $30,000, but same difference. It was both weird that he was allowed to win the same award twice and rude of him to tell people to suck his dick in doing so.

I just realized why we may differ on our thoughts about Phil Fish. It may have something to do with our proximity to Quebec. Now hear me out here: one man's "rude" is another man's "French Canadian." Suuuure he may speak out of turn once in awhile.. it is part of his DNA. But I've never seen that be an indication that said Canadian is a bad person, when it really comes down to it.

#48 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1362 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@Hailinel said:

@Animasta said:

I think it was closer to $30,000, but same difference. It was both weird that he was allowed to win the same award twice and rude of him to tell people to suck his dick in doing so.

I just realized why we may differ on our thoughts about Phil Fish. It may have something to do with our proximity to Quebec. Now hear me out here: one man's "rude" is another man's "French Canadian." Suuuure he may speak out of turn once in awhile.. it is part of his DNA. But I've never seen that be an indication that said Canadian is a bad person, when it really comes down to it.

Don't read this as a defence of Fish, but as a Canadian with a very limited knowledge of French-canadian culture, I'll corroborate that I read some of his behaviour as stereotypically French.

Also, while I don't know how pervasive his indiscretions have been, everyone says things they end up regretting once in a while, except most of us don't have an army of people on the internet waiting to pounce on mistakes. Stress (in the "I've devoted years of my life to this thing that could end up being an embarrassing and costly failure" sense) is, I'm sure, a real motherfucker.

#49 Posted by MURDERSMASH (248 posts) -

Awesome, Fez is coming to other platforms! Lets hop onto some message boards to...OH COME ON! FEZ is coming to other platforms, not THE VIRTUAL PHIL FISH SIMULATOR. Can we all please just fucking talk about Fez for once? The same bullshit is being spewed over at Reddit as well, and i'm sick and tired of all the cynicism, ignorance, and negativity surrounding Fish. He has an abrasive personality. WE GET IT. Holy fucking shit. Swallow your damn pride for two seconds and just take a look at the game as-is.

#50 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

@MURDERSMASH said:

Awesome, Fez is coming to other platforms! Lets hop onto some message boards to...OH COME ON! FEZ is coming to other platforms, not THE VIRTUAL PHIL FISH SIMULATOR. Can we all please just fucking talk about Fez for once? The same bullshit is being spewed over at Reddit as well, and i'm sick and tired of all the cynicism, ignorance, and negativity surrounding Fish. He has an abrasive personality. WE GET IT. Holy fucking shit. Swallow your damn pride for two seconds and just take a look at the game as-is.

I don't even care about him at this point, but it's still a sticking point for a large group of people.

more specifically it's the fact that there will be very little of that original zeitgeist of trying to solve the puzzles that there were in the 360 version, which according to the crew was a large part why that game was so cool

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