Phil Fish has posted on the Polytron site detailing his decision to cancel his plans for the development of Fez 2, as well as leaving the gaming industry altogether. Fish had fhe following to say:
FEZ II is cancelled.
I am done.
I take the money and I run.
This is as much as I can stomach.
This is isn’t the result of any one thing, but the end of a long, bloody campaign.
I’m getting out of games because I choose not to put up with this abuse anymore.
Polytron released a statement saying “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that FEZ 2 has been cancelled and is no longer in development. We apologize for the disappointment”. This comes after a heated debate between Fish and fellow developers and fans over twitter. He tweeted Marcus Beer on his comments in relation to Invisible Walls, saying “compare your life to mine and then kill yourself”, followed by “today’s beeve is brought to you by some inconsequential limey f***”.
This is not the first time Fish has been vocal on his dissatisfaction with the industry. As well as a somewhat infamous portrayal of his frustation with developing in Indie Game: The Movie, he accused Microsoft of curbing indie developers. These accusations were cleared when Fish announced the patches to Fez were on their way.