Indie hit Fez comes to PS4 March 25, runs in 1080p/60fps

Polytron's platformer launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita this month.

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Indie hit Fez will launch for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita on March 25, developer Polytron announced today on the PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation version was handled by port studio Blit Works (Spelunky, Sonic CD) with the support of Polytron itself and Sony's internal development team.

The PS4 version of Fez runs in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, while the PS3 iteration runs in 720p at 60fps. Polytron producer Marie-Christine Bourdua said the PS Vita version "runs smoothly at native resolution," but did not provide any specifics.

"You wouldn't think that upping the resolution would make a big difference in a game like ours, where the pixels are the size of Gomez's fist, but it really does look even crisper and blockier-- in a good way," Bourdua said about the PS4 version of Fez.

Pricing was not announced, but the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Fez currently sell for $10. It's also unclear if Fez is a Cross-Buy title on PlayStation.

The PlayStation versions of Fez are identical to the current iterations of the game available on PC and Xbox 360 with one notable exception. The PS4 version uses the DualShock 4's lightbar to help players with the game's unlockable 3D mode.

"DualShock 4's lightbar has been put to the task of bringing a little bit of Fez's world into your own home, and you may not need to search for that dusty pair of red/cyan glasses to experience a very late-game easter egg," Bourdua said.

"Funny story: to test the new 3DTV support, we spent a weekend running around computer shops to find a monitor that sports an integrated emitter," she added. "When we found one and started up Fez, our minds were forever expanded. I think we can see the fourth dimension now?"

Fez has sold over 1 million copies to date. The game's development was chronicled in 2012 film Indie Game: The Movie. Don't expect a sequel anytime soon, as controversial creator Fish announced last summer that Fez II was canceled. Alongside the cancellation, Fish announced that he would quit the industry altogether. His status at Polytron currently is unknown.

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

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

154 comments
kishen95
kishen95

OH GEE I WAS SO WORRIED THE PS4 WOULDNT BE ABLE TO PLAY FEZ AT 1080p/60fps

believe_truth
believe_truth

:: headdesk :: Stir the pot, poke the fire. That's what you seem to be good for now, Gamespot. My cat can run this game at 4 paws and 120 meows a second : you want to come do a Livestream on that? Game looks sweet, let's leave it at that and leave the insanely obvious news to the small sites. I swear you guys are the FOX News of teh gamewebs.

renerak
renerak

These kind of articles are the best. They always comments which instills your daily dose of sarcasm.

megakick
megakick

Classic hit Frogger runs in 1080p/ 60 fps on PS4. WOW!!! SO EXCITING!!!

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

So Eddie, are you going to add resolution/fps to the title of the article on every indie game release on the ps4 and xb1 you report from now on?

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

Now if this wasn't 1080p 60fps would this still be a news article for ps4? My rig plays this up to 1440p 300fps why don't you run a story for that too.


How about the Fez is coming to ps4 end of.

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

What about Flappy Bird? Can PS4 run it in 1080p/60fps?

Scoota123
Scoota123

Such resolution, much fps. Lol console peasants.

tzolynski
tzolynski

Im as hard as a diamond right meow looking at these visuals.... All you PC gamers is this what 4K looks like??

Kunasha
Kunasha

You know, there's making a point that the PS4 boasts the better hardware, and then there's this. The fucking PS2 could run this at 1080p @ 60FPS.

This is the first time I have ever said this, but you have to be either extreme sony fans or paid off to make a headline like that. Come on...

stickybun
stickybun

Gamespot.... Does the fact that this game runs 1080p, 60fps need to be in the same breath as the fact that this master piece is coming to the PS4? If this game didn't run at those specs on PS4 or ONE I'd be shocked. This game isn't great because of the way it looks.

deadpen
deadpen

Thank God this is in 1080p and 60 fps, cause I don't want to miss one fucking pixel of a game that could have been on the SNES.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I don't know the specifics, but does Phil Fish own the Fez IP? Usually, it seems that the publisher takes control of the IP in exchange for giving the developer money to develop and publish it. If the company Polytron owns the IP, perhaps they'd be able to work on a sequel without Phil Fish.

DrKill09
DrKill09

THIS, this RIGHT HERE is why I left consoles.  Every time a glorified flash game comes out, they brag that it runs in 1080p, 60fps...


If you're bragging now that your console can run a flash game well, what does that say for your hardware six years down the line?

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

take about a console seller, expect ps4 sales to double

hadlee73
hadlee73

I'd certainly be worried if the PS4 couldn't do Fez at 1080p 60fps. lol

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

Didn't he quit the Game Industry like a baby because he couldn't handle all the people calling him out for his almost borderline racist tirade against Japanese Game Developers?

No reason for me to buy an old indie game again anyway. Why? Because its an HD remake of a game that is already HD on the PS3?

Is this the future of console gaming?

I can see it now.

Metal Gear Solid 4 HD Edition
Last of Us HD Edition
Gears of War HD Edition
Grand Theft Auto 5 HD Edition.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, that.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Waiting for that RE4 HD Rerere-re-release for XB1 and PS4 where the title says "zomg 1080/60fps!" for a 10 year old game. Chrono Trigger re-release for PS4! 1080p/60fps!

grenadehh
grenadehh

Eddie are you joking? Really? Do you think non-gamers come here and see 1080p/60fps and go OMG PS4 IS BETTER.


It's Fez. Fez would run at 1080p/60fps on a cathode ray tube.

kalipekona
kalipekona

Oh, jee whiz, I'm certainly glad to hear a game that looks like an NES game can run at 1080p/60fps on the PS4. 

deathstream
deathstream

You can drop the resolution crap, GS.  Sony has been busted.  Resolutiongate was a lie.

bdiddytampa
bdiddytampa

lol Fez in 1080p @ 60fps.... call me impressed...

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Will grab the PS4 version, don't expect the file size any higher than 500MBs. 


Just make sure it's priced right, it has been on P.C. for some two years.

ECH71
ECH71

Jesus... Look at those graphics. I'm surprised any console is able to handle it at 1080p/60fps.

jyml8582
jyml8582

Man that One Pixel there sure looks a lot sharper in 1080P than 720P!

kay2kid
kay2kid

Its Eddie Makooh, what did you expect?

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

Ohhhh, for some reason I thought everyone was talking about Rez until I saw a picture. Haha.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Uh....1080p/60fps for THIS? Uh...Ooooooookkkkkk.....good to know.

andfx8
andfx8

So sick of this pixel talk

Javier
Javier

With those graphics it should run 4K.

Duckynevada
Duckynevada

I couldn't bring myself to buy this game on sale a couple years ago because I didn't want a cent of my money going to Phil Fish. After watching Indie Game the Movie it was apparent he is an ass, and the whole Marcus Beer situation just made it even more obvious that Phil is a sociopath.  

wreckloose88
wreckloose88

@believe_truth 

lol, they can't even detail the resolution now because of buyer's remorse from Xboners?


The butthurt is strong with this one!

RobDev
RobDev

@Kunasha  considering the PS3 ran it at 720 i'm not sure what your point is?

Zloth2
Zloth2

@stickybun I'm thinking somebody is messing with the console warriors' minds.

sanchango
sanchango

@deadpen  I KNOW RIGHT?! WHAT IF IT WAS RUNNING 720P AT 30FPS?! WE WOULD BE MISSING THAT ONE CRISP PIXEL!

DrKill09
DrKill09

@notfrylock1987  But Gears and GTAV weren't in full 1080p, 60fps, and the texturing was sub par... especially Greys and Browns of War.  Where was the color?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@fricklemcgee Yeah, it's like being excited that you can run a 10-year-old PC game on Ultra settings.

unreal101
unreal101

@Duckynevada It's a decent game though. Just make sure to harass him some more after you buy it, you know, to balance things out.

tzolynski
tzolynski

@renerak the comment was more aimed towards the author and title of the article. than the game.

deadpen
deadpen

@sanchango @deadpen  Yea if this was able to come out for the xbox I'd pass.