Polytron confirms Fez is breaking platform exclusivity, would you buy a Wii U version?
Early this year, Polytron Corporation finally released Fez, an indie game that has been in development for more than six years. The game debuted on the Xbox 360 with an exclusivity contract tying it to that console for an unknown period of time. Shortly after the game’s release, Phil Fish, the game’s lead designer stated that they were having trouble updating the game to fix some problems because Microsoft charges $40k per update for games on its XBLA platform. This left Fez in a broken state on the Xbox 360.
Now Fish has posted a blog on Polytron’s website called State of Polytron where he addresses many concerns people have had about the game. One of these is that Fez will be ported to other platforms. No platforms are mentioned, but given Fish has stated that he feels like Fez is a “console” game, it’s not unreasonable to assume that he will seek another console deal in addition to putting the game on Steam. If Fez were ported for the Wii U, would you play it? I imagine playing the game on the Wii U controller would be one of the best ways to experience the unique platformer and it would certainly bolster the eShop with a well-known indie game.