Man, what a weekend. In the latest episode of Invisible Walls, Marcus Beer, GameTrailers’ Annoyed Gamer, attacked both Jonathan Blow and Phil Fish. Marcus described Blow and Fish as fucking hipsters, fucking assholes, wankers and tosspots. Naturally, Phil Fish got annoyed by all this and decided to take some extreme measures. In a shocking move, Phil Fish closed his Twitter account and let his fans know that Fez 2 is being cancelled.
But let’s take things from the beginning. Earlier last week, there was a rumor about Xbox One and indie devs. Game Informer decided to ask both Jonathan and Phil about their opinion on this, however this duo declined to comment. As you’d expect, Phil was a bit more… aggressive on his response to Game Informer, and that annoyed… Annoyed Gamer.
Since the media boosted the games’ of both Jonathan and Phil, Marcus decided to attack both of them. However, we believe that Marcus chose wrong words to present his opinion. Not only that, but why should indie devs feel obliged to comment on some rumors (even if they actually know what is going on in the background)? Does EA comment on ‘big’ rumors? Do other devs comment? Why should indie devs feel obliged to do so? The answer is simple: they should not.
And even though Blow did not comment on what Marcus had to say, Fish got annoyed by that attack and decided to let everything burn in Hell.
“Fez 2 is cancelled. I am done. I take the money and I run. This is as much as I can stomach. This isn’t the result of any one thing, but the end of a long, bloody campaign. You win.”
And that is that. Will Phil return to indie development? There is a high chance for that. However things are not – currently – looking good for those who were looking forward to the sequel of Fez!