Indie Hit FEZ Is Finally Shaking Off XBLA Exclusivity In 2013
Posted by Damien McFerran
Could be heading to the Wii U eShop
FEZ creator Phil Fish has confirmed that the indie platformer will be coming to other platforms in 2013.
He broke the news on the Polytron site in a post which reflects on 2012 and explains the plans for the next twelve months.
FEZ launched on Xbox Live Arcade in April 2012, and gained a raft of awards. However, the game - and its developer - have been mired in controversy. Fish's infamous comments regarding the state of the Japanese game industry won him very few fans, and his decision to not patch the game due to costs also caused ill-feeling.
Fish is clearly aware that his actions have resulted in a lot of bad press, but still maintains that 2012 was a bumper year for Polytron and FEZ, and that 2013 is going to be even bigger:
Between Sundance, IGTM, winning the IGF, becoming a notorious racist, the game coming out, the patch incident, becoming a notorious asshole, travelling the world, battling a brutal post-partum depression and finding love, my ears are still ringing.
2012 was crazy. But what now? 2013 is going to be an interesting one, too.
For one, FEZ will finally be ported to other platforms. Yes, i’ve heard you, dozens of people emailing me everyday telling me how much of an idiot i am for not porting FEZ to everything.
Although Fish hasn't revealed exactly which platforms the game will be coming to, the Wii U eShop has to be a possibility. The service is gaining lots of support among indie developers and the game would be a perfect fit for Nintendo's console.
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