Phil Fish Quits Game Industry, Cancels Fez II
Written Monday, July 29, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Phil Fish has thrown a big wobbler, cancelled Fez II and apparently walked out of the game industry.
The notoriously outspoken developer had a bit of a meltdown over the weekend following a performance by GameTrailers producer Marcus “Annoyed Gamer” Beer on the Invisible Walls podcast.
Beer called Fish a “tosspot” and a “fucking hipster” for refusing to comment on Microsoft’s recent decision to allow self-publishing on the Xbox One.
Following a row on Twitter, in which Fish called Beer a “middle-aged parasite”, Fish announced, "I'm getting out of games because I choose not to put up with this abuse anymore."
He later added, "To be clear, I'm not cancelling Fez II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, I'm doing it to get out of games."
Shortly after, the Polytron Twitter account tweeted, "It's with a heavy heart that we announce that Fez II has been cancelled and is no longer in development. We apologise for the disappointment."
In a statement send to Polygon, Fish said, "Fez II is cancelled. 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."