Good news: Polytron will be porting their indie darling Fez to platforms outside the Xbox 360 this year. In a post on the company’s website, creator Phil Fish discusses the “abysmal lows and life-changing highs” his company experience over the past 12 months, while also teasing what's coming down the road.
“For one, Fez will finally be ported to other platforms, announced Fish. “Yes, I’ve heard you, dozens of people emailing me everyday telling me how much of an idiot I am for not porting Fez to everything.”
It took Fish and Polytron almost six years to get Fez released on the Xbox Live Arcade. The game went through a handful of redesigns before Fish and company were satisfied with their efforts. Hopefully the turnaround for the game on other platforms isn’t as long (fingers crossed). Unfortunately, Fish doesn’t specify which platforms he’s targeting, but the PlayStation 3 would be a safe bet. PC, too. Personally, I would love to see a port for the PS Vita. Fez is the perfect kind of game to take on the go.
The original XBLA release received a decent review from yours truly. I loved the gameplay, world, art style and music, but the title was hurt by a bunch of technical glitches, stuff like cache slowdowns, infinite death loops and the like. If those can be ironed out in the upcoming ports, then Fez will truly shine.
Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.