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Phil Fish says Fez 2 won't be coming to Xbox

Designer says Microsoft "didn't change anything about their anti-indie policies."

Fez creator Phil Fish has revealed that the upcoming sequel will not have a home on the Xbox.


Speaking via an interview with Polygon, the designer would not reveal which platforms he is looking at for Fez 2, but did simply state that Xbox will not be one of them.

Even after Microsoft's change of policies for the Xbox One, Fish says "they didn't change anything about their anti-indie policies."

Fish seems interested in Sony's PS4, saying "PS4 seems to be doing everything right. It's too early to tell how everything is going to unfold but their heart definitely seems to be in the right place."

He admitted that it "is a weird thing to say when talking about giant monolithic corporation, but there's a handful of people working at Sony today who are really trying to do some good."

When it comes to releasing Fez 2 on PS4 Fish added that, "whether or not I would develop for it comes down to how the platform holder treats me. With Microsoft they've made it painfully clear they don't want my ilk on their platform. I can't even self-publish there. Whereas on PS4, I can. It's that simple. Microsoft won't let me develop for their console. But Sony will."

Fish and Microsoft have had something of a troubled relationship: the Fez patch dispute has seen a major save file bug gone unfixed due to the high cost required to re-certify the game.

Polytron announced Fez 2 last week with a teaser trailer.