Fez will still be arriving on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita despite its creator’s Twitter outbursts and dramatic departure (read: “rage quit”) from the industry chronicled by many ‘a website. The Super Mario-esque indie game will arrive “soon” according to Sony who announced it on their PlayStation Blog alongside this year’s Gamescom 2013 news.
Will the infamously hated indie developer make a triumphant return to the game industry and complete Japanese-influenced Fez 2 as it seems many fans are promoting and hoping? Only time will tell…. For now Blit Software will be in charge of porting the Xbox 360 exclusive game over which saw its original announcement in 2007 and finally released in 2012 after being delayed from its 2010 release date.
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There’s a difference between “caring about the fans” and engaging in childish, all out war with them on social networks like Twitter. Sometimes people end up promoting what they disagree with when in reality they should have just not responded at all. Not to mention, if you fail to get your point across you just may wind up with a backfire effect causing you to look like the ignorant one. In many cases, game developers try to use their popularity, critical acclaim, and of course financial backing to hush up people who may not even be well known but are just trolling for the sake of it. Sometimes these people are trolling you knowing that you are an unstable person and at any moment could snap and make yourself look like a fool in public.
Preying constantly on your demise, these people can be dealt with by your legal team if they cross the boundary and begin to do things like threaten you. And if you just can’t take the personal attacks from non-threatening, criticizing fans of your games; hire somebody else to run your social accounts because it’s not going to stop. Just a brief word of advice, if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. There’s no sense continuing to detriment your mental health by allowing people to barrage you if it effects you in such a negative way. You can either take Cliffy B’s recent advice to Phil Fish which is basically to man up and use the energy to fuel your projects forward, or you can just take my advice and let somebody else take over your social presence. Of course there is the third option which many Japanese developers seem to understand, which is to just not have a social presence at all. You are paid to make video games not express opinions and be a figurehead who feels the need to police the internet of every single trolling post you find out there.
For an industry that is struggling to gain recognition as art still, and therefore be awarded full freedom of speech rights by the planet’s government systems, game companies sure do try to silence the haters a lot. All these haters are doing is promoting you though. Just because somebody reads something negative about you doesn’t mean they agree with it. Even if they don’t speak out to defend you, they may completely disagree with the hateful comment and instead check out your product and become a fan. Ride the wave instead of trying to stop it and becoming swept up in the current looking yourself like a negative commentator that the silent majority do not agree with. And one other thing, the vocal minority of your “fans” which seem to be always nit-picking in forums and offering their own grand design ideas should not ALWAYS be listened to. Forum jockeys are the reason why Warhawk’s perfect damage balance became trash after community-influenced updates and the same reason why Starhawk was created and released to a very uncaring community who turned their back on the game that was created almost entirely based on fan feedback.
Learn something from this game developers, I’m begging you. Make your own game ideas, and screw what the haters think; even if that hater is sometimes me.
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In this week’s Week In Review RealGamerNewz speaks on the upcoming Saints Row IV title which will release in a couple of weeks as well as the biggest news of the week which of course is the meltdown of self-proclaimed indie developer Phil Fish who has cancelled Fez 2. Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think. You can also find more information about Saints Row IV in our Full Preview of the game as well as our SR4 Section.
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According to reports, the developer behind Fez 2’s website and Twitter have announced that the game has now been cancelled. This stems from a long-winded Twitter argument which includes Fez creator Phil Fish telling a journalist to “Kill” himself while also berating the entire journalism industry as well as making a proper arse of himself and fellow indie game developers who might have been voicing some extremely unpopular opinions. Turns out this is very lightweight in terms of internet drama, but nonetheless Phil Fish appears to have turned into quite the crybaby over it. The argument played out something like this:
- Journalists: “MS might self-publish.”
- Phil Fish: “No they might not.”
- Journalists: “Nah Uh.”
- Phil Fish: “Yah Huh.”
- Journalists: “Can we have your thoughts on this Phil Fish?”
- Phil Fish: “How dare you ask for my thoughts on this. You should kill yourself.”
- Journalists: “Wha? Hey, you can’t say that to us.”
- Phil Fish: “Fez 2 cancelled.”
- Phil Fish: “I’m a victim, feel bad for me. Also, I quit making games citing the previous sentence.”
Editor’s Note: (Comedic Dramatization, not actual conversation, but accurate representation of it. Scroll down some highlights of the real thing.)
Yeah some real abuse Phil, FROM you not towards you, nice try though. I’m sure the twelve people who know what Fez is are heart-broken right now, but fear not. Reports are still coming in fresh that this may all be a publicity stunt and the game may not really be cancelled after all. Only time will tell.
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