Phil Fish, the creator of the hit indie game Fez has been bombarded by fans who have been suffering from in-game issues like save file corruption, frame rate issues, and such that affected 1% of his fans after the installation of the first patch. The reason for this, according to Fish, is that patching the game will take around thousands of dollars to fix, and a number of $40,000 was thrown out there as the exact number it would take.
Another reason is that his company, Polyton, already owes money towards Microsoft, stating that he had to pay to become an exclusive on Xbox Live Arcade. Phil finally then released a proper statement. “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.”
See this image? Apparently this is from Fez creator Phil Fish’s Twitter, in which a Twitter user berates him over comments he made about Japanese games. Then, like a proper gentleman and esteemed individual, he replies to the Twitter user with, “I just won the grand prize at IGF tonight. suck my dick. choke on it.” Now, we tend to see this happen from time to time with other game developers, like David Jaffe and his sailor mouth. But hey, he’s got years on him, made Twisted Metal and God of War. He’s earned the right. But Fish, he’s still a relative newbie and still has one game under his belt that he hasn’t released yet. But why is all this happening?