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Fez Is Finally Getting Patched On XBLA

Jonathan Lester
Fez, Patch, Phil Fish, Polytron, XBLA

Fez Is Finally Getting Patched On XBLA

Microsoft's decision to relax re-certification fees on Xbox Live means that Phil Fish can finally patch Fez without shelling out the extra "tens of thousands of Dollars."

It's going to take a while, though.

As reported last year, Polytron issued a major update for their innovative platformer last year that led to save file corruption in a small percentage of gamers. The small company was ostensibly unable to afford to fix it due to the high cost of re-certification, meaning that the glitched patch was eventually just rolled out regardless.

Now, however, it's finally getting fixed. "GOOD NEWS EVERYONE," Fish tweeted, perhaps doing his best Dr. Farnsworth impression, "we're going to patch FEZ on XBLA!"

"It's going to take a few months, though. But we're doing it!"

The massive expense of issuing DLC and patches has led to several XBLA games falling behind their PC versions in terms of updates and post-launch content. With luck, Microsoft's new policy will help to rectify that, while leaving independent studios with more cash in hand.

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cicobuff  Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:56

Yet again Microsoft backpeddling because of the bad press they have with indie developers...too little too late I think.

Late  Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:58

I'm getting the distinct impression I'm the only person who didn't like Fez...

stevenjameshyde  Jul. 5, 2013 at 13:18

Interesting that the announcement comes now, rather than three months ago when MS actually dropped the charges. You kind of get the impression that being constantly pestered by people on twitter was a bigger factor than the dropping of the fees


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