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Fez Coming to PCs on May 1

Mac version is en route, and it might make an appearance on Vita.

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Rumors about Fez escaping the confines of Xbox Live Arcade existed even before the game was released on Xbox 360, but it’s official: Fez will arrive on Steam on May 1.

Designer Phil Fish announced the news this morning on Twitter, and is currently answering questions about the port and Fez through an Ask Me Anything on Reddit.

Fez is coming to PC first, but will eventually be released on Mac, as well. Fish is also “working with Sony” about a possible Vita port, but can’t “100% confirm that yet.”

Fish also commented on what he’s been up to since Fez was released into the world.

“A lot of non-creative work,” he said. “I haven’t really ‘made’ anything since the game came out. a necessary evil, I suppose. But life has generally been really good!”

He also revealed something that is currently driving Jeff and I nuts: there are undiscovered secrets in Fez.

What?

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Edited By mithhunter55

@kidikd said:

All I can think about (other than those undiscovered secrets) is how the puzzles that use vibration will work...a lot of Fez's design seemed pretty 360- or at least console-specific

Well I will definitely be playing it with a controller. I didn't know it had vibration tied in with puzzles. Perhaps screen shake effect for the players using keyboard.

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Edited By connerthekewlkid

Would anyone like to mention the part where he said 3D is a gimmick and nintendo handhelds are all terrible?

Then when when Destructiod reported on it he called them terrible journalists?

NO?

Well I guess I will

This was 3 days ago by the way

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Edited By FistGrenade

I don't know anything about it's creator. All I know is it's very pretty but I found myself looking for what to do and getting bored rather quickly. I have a feeling it's made to be enjoyed by very chill people who do not fall asleep easily.

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Posted By mithhunter55

Finally! :D

Glad to hear that he is feeling better.

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Posted By LarryDavis

Good news, crossing this off my PC-port wish list. Next item on the agenda is Dust: An Elysian Tail.

Looks like you can cross that one off too, now. I'M HYPE

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Edited By Renachan

<p>Until Fish is also a homophobic asshole who funds horrible things with his profits, I'd put him closer to Tom Crews than Card. Fish can keep being an idiot who I'll just ignore the comments of, as long as he keeps making fun games.</p><p>I'll grab this on Vita if I can, otherwise PC will be nice for the fullscreen expereince. Either way happy for the chance to play.</p>

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Edited By Aarglefarg

It would have been good if the Linux version plans mentioned in the AMA were mentioned in the article too. It's becoming more relevant as a platform as far as reporting in gaming sites goes. :)

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Edited By Rox360

@krabonq said:

NOBODY should buy this.

The hipster piece of shit dev does not deserve our PC-gamer money.

He initially said PCs are not for gaming and only good for Excel tables. He also said Japanese games suck.

But I wouldn't expect Patrick to know such things or just sweep it under the rug, anyway.

I'm going to buy it because I want to play it.

Now what? Huh?

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Edited By kirkdouglas

Having played this game already, I still fail to see the appeal. "It insists upon itself" sums up my feelings on it succinctly.

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Edited By tamriilin

WAIT WHAT UNDISCOVERED SHIT IN FEZ?

WTF this made me WAY more excited than it should.

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Posted By TranceQuina

This is really nice news for me. Really wanted to play this.

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Posted By Wuddel

Finally! I am psyched!

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Posted By enemymouse

People evolve and adapt. As a result there is now a PC version of Fez.

Your hurt feelings about words this guy said ages ago are worth literally nothing.

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Posted By Levio

@amyggen said:

@levio said:

I'm gonna pirate it. First game I've pirated in years.

Oh yeah! Stick it to The Man!

If by "man" you mean "some asshole", and by "stick it", you mean "don't pay him $10", then yes, we're on the same page.

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Posted By bennyboy

I was reading his AMA comments, and all things considered, Phil Fish seems like a cool guy. I guess he was just feeling the stress during crunch time and had to lash out a bit to deal with it. Definitely want this game regardless of his personality though.

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Posted By DirtyData

Awesome! I've been holding out for this.

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Posted By Rxanadu

Finally! Now, I can give Phil Fish my money, and I'll have purchased every critically-acclaimed game featured in Indie Game: The Movie.

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Posted By LethalKi11ler

@tidel said:

I am all over that mythical Vita version.

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Edited By Tidel

I am all over that mythical Vita version.

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Posted By DarthB

@seanfoster: That'd be a nice one. With that purdy art and such it could benefit from a nice boost in resolution.

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Posted By Elwoodan

Phil Fish is the Orson Scott Card of video games. love his work, but NEVER, EVER look into his personal views.

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Posted By Nekroskop

"I..I need money..Please buy my game. Disregard that I acted like a dick to PC-gamers" - Phil Foosh

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Edited By Nardak

Wasnt Fish badmouthing pc as a platform for his game the whole time that the game was in development?

I dont like supporting developers whose egos are bigger than the gravitional pull of the planet Jupiter.

The guy also left a lot of xbox 360 players high and dry because he didnt want to pay the patching fee.

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Posted By ManlyScream

@patrickklepek Don't know if you caught it, but Fish was on an ask anything open questionnaire yesterday for a couple hours. Some great questions in there and insight to his thoughts, the game and reactions since the indie movie.

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Edited By super2j

finally!

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Edited By Krathoon

Ah. It will actually be patched with ease now. Valve is starting to eat Microsoft's lunch.

It like it when games go PC. It preserves them in a way.

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Posted By guilherme

Finally!

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Edited By Krabonq

NOBODY should buy this.

The hipster piece of shit dev does not deserve our PC-gamer money.

He initially said PCs are not for gaming and only good for Excel tables. He also said Japanese games suck.

But I wouldn't expect Patrick to know such things or just sweep it under the rug, anyway.

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Edited By MrRoboto

I suspect that a PC release will lead to people hacking to uncover all of the secrets in the game. :(

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Edited By aceofspudz

There needs to be some kind of spreadsheet gag in this port.

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Edited By Suigyoken

Can't wait to play this on my spreadsheet machine.

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Posted By Korolev

Great. I got it for the Xbox, but the glitches and the fact that I share a house with a bunch of other people means that the TV was never free enough for me to play it when I wanted to. I will buy this game again and this time, finish it fully (I got to the first ending on the Xbox)

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Edited By Kinapuff

Release it on Vita and I might give it a go. Might.

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Posted By Humanity

@humanity said:

@development said:

People act like they've never said anything stupid. Give it a break. I hate Tom Cruise, but I don't let that ruin all the great movies he's been in.

Well's he's said a lot of stupid things, back to back, where millions of people could read it.

I'm legitimately unsure if you're speaking of Tom Cruise or Phil Fish. But really, if you want to dislike a great game for reasons you can full-well get over then that's your business.

I didn't mention anything about the game itself. I actually wrote a review for Fez on this website and scored it pretty high. I'm simply saying that Phil Fish is the sort of guy that probably shouldn't speak publicly very often if at all. The way he presents his opinions usually does him no favors, as it's crass and without any tact. David Jaffe manages to pull this off without sounding like a complete asshole but Phil Fish hasn't grown up enough to do that yet.

All that is separate from his game of course, which I thought was neat. Anyone that won't play a game because they don't like the CEO of the publisher or someone from the development team is acting pretty silly. Tom Cruise can do or say whatever he wants in his spare time, I don't care, I still think he's a great actor and enjoy his movies - his personal life doesn't really concern me and thats how people should approach game developers as well.

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Posted By gutterkisser

Hooray for dismissing a brilliant game because of the personality of its creator. Limiting your horizons is dope!

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Posted By ZeeL

Yay!

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Posted By ajamafalous

I love Phil Fish. I've been waiting for this game to be ported for a goddamn year.

I mean, hell, I think Ryan is a way bigger asshole than Phil Fish.

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Posted By FMinus

Uhh, are twitter rants part of the game? Why should I care?

Depends how you understand his rants. I'm not really into FEZ, might get it at a sale in a bundle or what not, but I wont specifically buy that game, however, when he says "PCs are crap and the only good thing they can do is spreadsheets, so there will never be support for my game on that platform." - or something similar, I have to wonder what kind of effort will be put into that port and what kind of support can we expect if something is broken.

His loud mouth does not only affect the picture of how people see him, but also his products.

I bet Fez will sell fine on Steam and it will almost certainly be ported fine, but really, people should think what they say, especially when they are in the media lights. It's easy to say something without thinking, it's hard to forget what was said.

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Edited By Besetment

Fucking finally.

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Edited By Bourbon_Warrior

@sweep said:

Now PC and Mac owners can also appreciate what a pretentious douchebag Phil Fish is.

Still haven't forgiven him for his moronic twitter rants and general arrogance. I find it impossible to enjoy FEZ anymore because I know it was made by such a massive twat.

I hate Kayne West as a person, yet Graduation is in my top 5 albums of all time.

The artist shouldn't affect your enjoyment of the art.

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Edited By golguin

@seanfoster said:

Good news, crossing this off my PC-port wish list. Next item on the agenda is Dust: An Elysian Tail.

AGREED!

Dust is pretty good.

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Posted By allodude

@radioactivez0r: Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the cost of patching the main deterrent? With the move to PC, patching should become a snap. Still leaves Xbox 360 players out in the cold...

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@haziqonfire said:

Cool, was waiting for a PC version. I wonder if Linux is something they'd be looking into as well. Wouldn't mind a 3DS version either.

Glad to see it's gaining more ground other than XBLA though, the more that get a chance to play Fez the better.

Linux version will happen, but only because the Humble Bundles exist and he won't have a choice. The question is will it be good and supported well.

I get the feeling most of the humble bundle candidates are like 'Linux Yeah!', some are 'Linux is pretty neat and I'll get to it, but its low on my list, cuz I'm way too busy'

But a few are like 'steups, fine. whatever, let's just hire icculus to push this port out asap, and hope noone uses it, because we don't want to support this, cuz who uses this dumb OS anyways' Runic Games, the Torchlight guys are like that. Team Meat is like that. The Linux version isn't even on their websites. I get a feeling Phil Fish will be like that. I have no evidence though (other than the douchey reputation), and I hope I'm wrong about that.

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Edited By probablytuna

HELL YEAH!

If this comes out on Vita I might have to buy it twice. Though hopefully it'll be on PS Plus so it'll be free like Retro City Rampage!

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Edited By Gildermershina

This whole thing of "man, Phil Fish is such an asshole I'm not buying his game." Really childish.

Phil Fish, working for years and years on this game, sticking to his vision of this as a console game made possible by Xbox Live, getting hounded by people "yo, this looks good but WHY YOU NO MAKE IT PC?" and he says "uh, it was designed to be a console game," and the response is "WELL FUCK YOU YOU BETTER NOT FUCKING RELEASE IT ON PC THEN EVER YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE FUCK YOU!"

Phil Fish seems like a person I would not want to be friends with in real life. So it's really a shame that I have to be to play his critically-acclaimed game. Wait, I don't? Score.

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Posted By Phished0ne

@brendan said:

Imagine if any of the people commenting on this story ever heard any stories about Harvey Weinstein. They'd have to force themselves to never watch an Oscar winning movie again!

theres a huge difference between Fish's position at his studio and Weinstein's position at his company. Weinstein's involvement in the actual creation of the movies he releases is minuscule when compared to Fish's direct involvement in Fez. Its more like not wanting to watch any of Kevin Smith's movies because you think he's an asshole.

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Posted By FLYmeatwad

I will buy a copy on every single device Fez is released on to counter-act the silly Fish hate. Fezis the game most definitive of last generation.

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Edited By liako21

yes!

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Posted By development

@humanity said:

@development said:

People act like they've never said anything stupid. Give it a break. I hate Tom Cruise, but I don't let that ruin all the great movies he's been in.

Well's he's said a lot of stupid things, back to back, where millions of people could read it.

I'm legitimately unsure if you're speaking of Tom Cruise or Phil Fish. But really, if you want to dislike a great game for reasons you can full-well get over then that's your business.