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Fez studio 'working with Sony'

Fez 2 cancellation was a shock, says Polytron dev

Fez studio Polytron Corporation still has "other stuff on the way" despite the shock sudden cancellation of Fez 2, according to its producer.

In an interview with Joystiq, Marie-Christine Bourdua explained that Phil Fish's decision to scrap the game was a complete surprise to her, and that she wasn't even in the Montreal studio when he made the announcement.

"It was weird and special to learn it that way, but I respect and trust Phil a lot, so that's totally fair that he decided that and he has his reasons," she said.

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"We learnt it the same minute you did," added original Fez programmer Renaud Bédard.

Though she said she was "kind of in shock about it over the weekend", Bourda says she has since come to peace with Fish's decision to cancel the game.

However, she also told Joystiq that "there's other stuff on the way, too" and that Polytron is currently "working with Sony".

"Announcements are going to come really, really soon," Bédard added.

It is not known whether Polytron is working on a new game entirely, or further ports and updates to the 2012 title.

Fez 2 was announced in June this year via a teaser trailer.

Weeks later, Fish then cancelled Fez 2 following an online argument with a games journalist.

Fish, an argumentative developer who has been subjected to online abuse, stated: "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 also stated that he was "getting out of games".

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