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.

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kishen95

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

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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.

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Wreckloose88

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


The butthurt is strong with this one!

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troll_eat_troll

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> the desperate is strong with this one!

Seriously, how dumb can you be?

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renerak

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

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megakick

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

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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?

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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.

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tonyleo01

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

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Such resolution, much fps. Lol console peasants.

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tzolynski

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

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renerak

<< LINK REMOVED >> No, but this is what fun platforming looks like.

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tzolynski

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

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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...

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Wreckloose88

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol these comments are soooo full of butthurt.

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RobDev

<< LINK REMOVED >> considering the PS3 ran it at 720 i'm not sure what your point is?

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fricklemcgee

<< LINK REMOVED >> I would have said that's BS, but then i noticed GS with all their Res talk did not post this article.

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Killzone MP is not 1080p, Sony lied, why is this not news on GS.

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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.

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Zloth2

<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm thinking somebody is messing with the console warriors' minds.

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sanchango

<< LINK REMOVED >> I KNOW RIGHT?! WHAT IF IT WAS RUNNING 720P AT 30FPS?! WE WOULD BE MISSING THAT ONE CRISP PIXEL!

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tzolynski

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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.

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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?

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Richmaester6907

<< LINK REMOVED >> Bit of a shit reason.

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kovaras1984

take about a console seller, expect ps4 sales to double

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hadlee73

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

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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.

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DrKill09

<< LINK REMOVED >> 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?

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fricklemcgee

Gamespot are just taking the piss now

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Hurvl

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, it's like being excited that you can run a 10-year-old PC game on Ultra settings.

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fricklemcgee

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> IGN do mention res but gamespot seem absolutely obsessed by it.

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DrKill09

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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!

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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.

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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.

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obsequies

<< LINK REMOVED >> it's technically 3d..

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deathstream

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

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bdiddytampa

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

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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.

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ECH71

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

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jyml8582

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

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kay2kid

Its Eddie Makooh, what did you expect?