With all the E3 excitement over next-gen consoles and mind-blowing graphics courtesy of heavy hitters like Konami and Square Enix showing off Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Final Fantasy XV, it can be easy to lose track of the small stuff. Small stuff like indie developer Polytron, known for making the excellent downloadable hit Fez. Just minutes ago, Phil Fish of Polytron posted this little teaser on Twitter:
Following that link takes you to the official Polytron site, where a new Vimeo video has been posted confirming that Fez II is in development. Not much else is known at this point, so it’s difficult to speculate which platforms the sequel is looking to release on and how soon we can expect it. It’s worth noting that the original Fez ran into some problems concerning Microsoft’s policies about software updates and game patches; resulting in a game-breaking bug that went unfixed. Considering Microsoft isn’t adjusting or revising their stance on indie development headed into the next generation, it stands to reason that Polytron has little interest in publishing for the Xbox platform, considering the team has said they “already owe Microsoft a LOT of money for the privilege of being on their platform.” Compare that to Sony’s open and welcoming invitation to self-publish on the PS4, I’m willing to wager that Steam, PS4, and potentially the Nintendo eShop are prime candidates to receive some form of Fez II.
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