Fez on Wii U unlikely

Creator Phil Fish says only way port for Nintendo platform could happen would be if Nintendo paid for it.

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Gamers holding out for a Wii U port of Fez may want to get comfortable. Creator Phil Fish said on Twitter today that a port for Nintendo's latest console is very unlikely.

"The only way a Fez Wii U port could happen is if Nintendo paid for and handled the port themselves," he said. "Which I highly doubt will ever happen."

Fez originally launched on Xbox Live in April 2012, selling more than 100,000 copies by the end of May that year. The game is slated to launch for the PC through Steam on May 1.

For more on Fez, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

177 comments
Zaledo
Zaledo

Ugh, yet again Phil proved himself to be a complete self-centered asshat with a loose grip on reality. Does he HONESTLY think that it's completely fair if Nintendo made the port themselves and then he got all the profit? Is he actually insane or just fucking stupid? More likely he's just an asshole, considering the things he's said about PC and his twitter feed just in general.

Anyway, don't really care. I'll pick up it up on Mac when that finally comes out, maybe. 

leeko_link
leeko_link

Fez not coming to Wii U, never heard of it, don't know, don't care.

Zoza24
Zoza24

Owh my, Im an ps3 gamer, and there's so much negativity amoung you haters..

Chill the fuck down :P

Im sure the Wii-U get better games, And the Wii-U fanboys must stop swallowing to much bullshit of how Nintendo is gonna rule all gaming Chill yo!.

ordalic
ordalic

 Nintendo changed the eshop rules, it will be grow a advantage for indie-dev's. Hey fez-dev, shut up and think about your word! The customers don't like haters...

mcgif
mcgif

Too bad that the article says nothing about the reasoning behind Phils decision. Nintendo has made it really hard for indie devs to put games on nintendo platforms. For instance, not so long ago, devs wouldn't get a penny until their game has reached a certain threshold. Plus the developer had to have an office (that's why the dev of Retro City Rampage had to get an office ONLY to make the game acceptable by nintendo, which is beyond crazy).
My point is... there is also this part where nintendo isn't dev friendly. But then again they are changing their rules... slowly...

Prats1993
Prats1993

Poor Wii U, why dont you just die already.

Triton
Triton

Put Mario and Link in it, I'm sure they would pay for it.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

I just don't understand this attitude to Nintendo's platforms.

Why not just put it on Wii U?

Surely it would make a profit.

I mean surely.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Oh my god, these developers are driving me insane! Stop saying what platforms you will not port to. If you're going to publish to 360, publish to 360 and shut up about what platforms you wont port to. If you aren't going to port something DONT talk about the platform.

If I'm watching Doctor Who on BBC I don't care where it will not appear, it will appear where it will appear and I don't care at all where it doesn't appear! If I see another one of these stories I will personally force the next developer to make a Wii U game just so that they can finally stop talking!

Flint247
Flint247

I think this was a poor excuse not to make this game on the Wii U.

Even with all these negative news about the Wii U, I am still looking forward to getting one as soon as I can.


chemergency7712
chemergency7712

"Screw the Wii U, screw Nintendo, and screw their fans."

                                                                                              -Everyone

Why does the industry have to suck this much?

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

In other words, he wants money for nothing, He wants money for it, but doesnt want to actually do any of the work. Fine, if he doesnt want to do any of the work or pay for any of it, then let Nintendo keep 100% of the profits

thetravman
thetravman

And to think I was rooting for him in the Indie Movie. I was happy for his success but it consumed him to this level of arrogance which it's starting to irritate me. If he goes on like this, I hope he disappears from the industry.

blackace
blackace

Nintendo won't be paying for it, I can tell you that now. Looks like Phil won't be making any money off that platform.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

It's cool, just one Indie developer of the already dozens who confirmed their support for the platform. While Fez is most certainly a quality Indie title that I've been meaning to download, every time Fish opens his mouth, the less I want to support him. 

loopy_101
loopy_101

And in other news, Phil Fish continues to make himself look like a tool.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Lol, seems like every day someone is saying they won't be making their game for WiiU...I know the fanboys hate to hear this, but maybe there is a reason for all these announcements?  Maybe that reason isn't that everyone just arbitrarily hates nintendo?

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Why does a indie developer talk like he's some big hotshot? He bashed the PC, saying it's just a "spreadsheet machine" and then, months later, his game is on Steam.

brantkings
brantkings

Phil's a good guy. Should know better than to say the stuff the way he says it, because he does get a lot of hate that way.

Naylord
Naylord

Fair enough; very few sales would be gained. Anyone who is a gamer who would play Fez and owns a Wii U owns one of the other platforms that it will soon be on.

elancion
elancion

thats his loss. game would of been well received not to mention a perfect fit seeing that some of fez's mechanics and design style were inspired by a few nintendo (nes/snes) classics. 

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Fish really doesn't seem to like nintendo. 

sacatash
sacatash

"The only way a Fez Wii U port could happen is if Nintendo paid for and handled the port themselves," he said. "Which I highly doubt will ever happen."

With that kind of attitude, it will be very hard for anyone to work with him in ANY industry or convince anyone to pay and port his future games to existing/future platforms. Don't bite the hand that(will eventually) feed you.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Phil is being such a d*ck, sorry to say

His reason tweets are just constantly whinning and complaining for some reason against the 3DS and Nintendo in general, he's being a stubborn b*stard for some reason and now its obvious he would just blab saying he wants Nintendo to PAY to get the game.


I respect Fez for being a neat game but its creator being this much of a do*chebag is making it sour

Discomaster
Discomaster

It's pretty sad that the only Wii U news we get on this site is when a game is NOT coming to it.

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

Just how many titles will not be on the Wii-U? One of these days, we'll say "It's over 9000!!

Mozillla
Mozillla

when i read the link to this i said to  myself  of course its not they want to go out of business like THQ

Syrlink
Syrlink

This guy is starting to bug me...Fez was alright...yep ALRIGHT.

Stebsis
Stebsis

And so Gamespot embarks once again on a quest to find out excuses why devs and publishers for some reason don't bring their games to Wii U.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@Prats1993 yeah because if you personally don't like and don't want to play something, it has no right to exist huh? what a silly comment... it's fine to dislike something, but to wish away it's existence because you don't like it, demonstrates a high level of selfishness and dare I say it, rather snobbish in gaming fandom terms. Does simply ignoring what you're disinterested in somehow affect the things you do have interest in? nope. then why bother getting yourself so worked up about it. I personally hate facebook-type games, but if people out there want to waste their hours on them and get enjoyment out of them, let them have at it. I wouldn't for a second wish they didn't exist because I don't like them. I just don't understand anyone who has an opinion that the games they like are somehow elevated above the choice of others, like somehow their personal likes should be looked upon like some gaming 10 commandments... games are games, and everyone who plays them are in a group that should stand shoulder to shoulder as gamers, rather than bickering and judging those who play something you don't personally like.

makoreactors
makoreactors

@AlexFili Yeah it's not like these developers are going out of there way to send messages or set up meetings just to tell people we aren't porting it to this system etc.

It's the website posting from what they have heard during interviews 

Prats1993
Prats1993

@AlexFili Has it ever occured to you that these developers are asked questions? And they are simply responding. Fuckin Idiot.

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

@blackace I would not blame Nintendo. He wants them to pay all the money to port it AND do all the work themselves, but I bet he still would want to get the money from the sales of the game,

Prats1993
Prats1993

@loopy_101  The only "tool" here is Nintendo. Truth is, Phil Fish and every other thinking human doesnt give a fuck about Nintendo and their shitty hardware lol.

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

@bluefox755 do you say that there are underlying hate for Nintendo or something like that? I think that the developers have their reasons on why they are not making games for Wii U.

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

@brantkings This is the same idiot who doesnt care that the update HE designed for the Xbox Live Arcade version caused a game crashing glitch, then refused to pay the money to fix that patch.

AlexFili
AlexFili

It's driving me around the bend. I swear if another story like this pops up I will boycott Gamespot News

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

@Stebsis Um, they report news. This douchebag posted on Twitter that he wants money for literally doing nothing, so GameSpot reported it

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

@TJSpyke @brantkings ... And search "Phil Fish, Japanese games just suck.", then check out his Twitter account.

Too many disconnects between his brain and his mouth.  Not a good guy.  Certainly not a particularly bright guy, either.

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

@Blowing_for_Ps4 And you people bitching when Bayonetta 2 was announced for Wii U (which is happening because NINTENDO is funding the game) should shut up and buy a Wii U if you want the game