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Fez 2 cancelled, says Polytron

Creative director Phil Fish "getting out of games"

The sequel to indie hit title FEZ has been scrapped, according to developer Polytron.

First news came via the indie dev's Twitter feed, which read, "It's with a heavy heart that we announce that FEZ II has been cancelled and is no longer in development. We apologize for the disappointment."

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A follow-up statement posted on Polytron's website by creative director Phil Fish also reads, "Fez II is cancelled."

Fish goes on, "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. You win."

Fish said via his own Twitter feed - prior to it being locked from public viewing - that Fez II's cancellation is not the direct result of a Twitter feud he engaged in earlier today.

The developer also said he was "getting out of games", indicating his complete departure from the industry.

The Montreal indie outfit announced the sequel to its acclaimed perspective-puzzle game in June.

Little else was revealed aside from a short teaser trailer aired just ahead of the announcement. Fish published the original Fez on Xbox 360 as a console exclusive. The 3D-perspective switching title was also available on PC.

Sales figures for Fez are not public, but Polytron initially said it sold more than 100,000 copies of the game, which cost customers 800 MS points (around £7 / $11).

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