GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: we're going to patch FEZ on XBLA!— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) July 4, 2013
Fez creator Phil Fish has confirmed on Twitter that a new patch for Fez on Xbox Live Arcade is in the works.
As unhappy as he was about the idea of working with Microsoft on a new patch for Fez on XBLA, Phil Fish has revealed on Twitter that he's going to do it. "GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: we're going to patch FEZ on XBLA!" he tweeted yesterday. "it's going to take a few months, though. but we're doing it!"
"IT'S A 4TH OF JULY MIRACLE," he added.
Fish apparently decided to update the game after Microsoft dropped the hefty fees it charged developers for issuing patches to XBLA games, which had kept him from fixing a rare but nasty bug in Fez that trashed saved games. He wasn't too thrilled about it, though; in an extended Twitter rant last month, Fish raged about his Microsoft experience and said, "forgive me if im not too excited at the prospect of working with MS again even if it's just for one patch."
Props to Fish for not walking away from the game, despite his ill will toward Microsoft and XBLA. Perhaps if all goes well, we might even see him return to the platform - although I wouldn't start holding my breath just yet.