Fez 2 is back on, Phil Fish says on April Fool's Day

Developer could just be kidding around.

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The canceled Fez sequel is back in development, creator Phil Fish said today on Twitter. Today is April Fool's Day, so it's entirely plausible likely that Fish is only kidding around.

"I'm back! Fez II is back on!" Fish exclaimed on Twitter today. The tweet has been retweeted more than 500 times so far.

Fish announced last summer that he had canceled Fez II and was quitting the video game industry altogether. "I am done. I take the money and I run," Fish said at the time. "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."

The original Fez, available today on Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, has sold over 1 million copies.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

69 comments
ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Oh please don't come back. We need positive attitudes. Not negative ones. All this guy does is insult gamers. You know his customers.

ilantis
ilantis

Funny thing in Italy April Fools is actually called "pesce d'aprile" which translates into "April's Fish"

Leria
Leria

Please, let this be real! Fez was an awesome game, though the "Black Obelisk" puzzle was nearly impossible to logic out (I don't think this puzzle was ever cracked).

xcollector
xcollector

Damn rodent is on the lawn again. Time to release the hound. Where is Marcus Beer to make this kid cry again?

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

it would've actually been clever releasing it on april first.

ahpuck
ahpuck

and it's an Oculus exclusive!

stuff238
stuff238

I don't even know what Fez 1 is and why people care so much? Sounds like a terrible indie game lol

jk12324
jk12324

He quit because of the abuse, now he's just begging to be abused...

crazywolf5150
crazywolf5150

Who would be dumb enough to fall for this April fool's joke?

ghost59
ghost59

he is the reason i am not becoming a game developer.

nurnberg
nurnberg

This hipster drama queen greatly annoys me.

calducce
calducce

Burn all indie games in a massive fire pit.

Radnen
Radnen

For someone who supposedly quit the games industry he still seems to make front page gamespot.

McGregor
McGregor

This got its own article?

OrgeLambart
OrgeLambart

if he was serious, very odd choice of day to announce it, seeing as it's April Fools day I would take it with a grain of salt.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

Oh boy I can't wait to play!

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AAPRAL FALLS!!!!

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

I would make fun of this fragile m man, but with feedbackula being canceled it's not deserving

Solace427
Solace427

If this is "a joke" then this guy just dug a deeper grave. 

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

This is silly for someone who didn't want negative attention. :\

ziproy
ziproy

What a whiney little Hipster baby he is.

nigelholden
nigelholden

If it is an April Fool's joke, then it only really hits his fans. Sort of odd. 

WllDan7
WllDan7

Is he just trying to pass the hate he thinks we gave him and try to troll us on April 1? If so I hope he is ready for round 2.

zerohournow
zerohournow

Wow, this guy should have stayed down a bit longer I think.

julieaharris
julieaharris

hahah quite possibly the most hated indie developer in the history of the world!

kik4444
kik4444

I'll believe it if I see it tomorrow.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Someone should make a fish simulator, wanted to see how it feelks like to live a hard life of a fish.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Part of an April Fool's prank is to joke about something people actually care about. If I read it and shrug it off it is a failure.

sofaking2323
sofaking2323

fish is the biggest tool. it actually made me hate fez because of it

Flubbbs
Flubbbs

nobody cares about your shitty game

sozoshu
sozoshu

@stuff238  Nope, nobody cares, just that certain news editors like to make their garbage posts about it.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@b74kd3th It's not fun to put effort into something if you're never acknowledged for it. As an OCD-pun writer, I can relate to that, because it's not fun when people don't like my puns.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Solace427 Phil is Fishing for verbal abuse if this just an April Fool's joke.

Busta
Busta

@SnakeEyesX80   Sometimes people just bring the pain onto themselves.  Then cry and ask why things don't go their way.  But..we're supposed to feel sorry for those people in some way?  

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

@Gamer3344  yeah somebody fed needs to make use of the FIsh AI from cod, it'd be a waste not to

ghost59
ghost59

@LpcWarrior @ghost59  :P yeah no one want to play a fantasy world where you character actually matters and effects the world in big changes. etc.