Fez II canceled because the maker is a crybaby cunt

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Phil Fish is a fucking asshole.
Twitter Blowup Leads to Sudden Cancellation of Fez II

Polytron, the studio behind the indie hit Fez, announced over its official Twitter that development on Fez II has been canceled. It appears to be related to a very heated Twitter argument between Polytron founder Phil Fish and an Internet personality who sharply criticized him today.
Marcus Beer, who editorializes under the "Annoyed Gamer" brand on GameTrailers, tore into Fish on that site's most recent "Invisible Walls" panel discussion. Beer's complaint with Fish centered, in his view, around Fish's unwillingness to comment on Microsoft's newest policies regarding independent development on Xbox One.
Beer, in a three minute rant at the beginning of this broadcast, called Fish and indie developer Jonathan Blow "self-styled kings of the indie genre," and said the pair—whom he called "Blowfish"—were "bitching and moaning" about a reasonable media request for their reaction to a significant industry development. Beer in essence accused them of seeking publicity when it presented them in a favorable light but dismissing the press if it didn't serve their promotional needs.
"Don't get fucking snicky about it," Beer said. "Me, I think the both of you are a pair of tosspots."
He went further:
"Have you seen these wankers bitch and moan—Phil Fish in particular," Beer said. When a panelist offered that Fish seemed "whiny," Beer interrupted, "Whiny? He's a fucking asshole most of the time."
Early this afternoon over Twitter, Fish raged at Beer, demanding an on-camera apology and explaining that the reason he gave no comment on indie publishing on Xbox One is because he was "waiting for actual info to drop before commenting."
As the argument progressed, Fish at one point told Beer to compare his life with Fish's and then "kill yourself," a Tweet referenced by Beer in this reply.
(Fish's Twitter account has since been set to a protected status, locking out any who weren't previously following him.)
"I fucking hate this industry," Fish later Tweeted, saying the ugliness of facing nonstop criticism and nastiness had caused him to think repeatedly, about leaving the business for good.
Finally, an hour ago, Fish tweeted "im done, FEZ II is canceled. goodbye." Polytron repeated the same statement moments later.
Fez was released last spring on Xbox 360 after more than five years in development. It was widely acclaimed by reviewers upon release. Fish and his work in progress were featured prominently in the 2012 documentary Indie Game: The Movie, to which Beer referred in his video rant.
Kotaku reached out to Fish to inquire if he was serious about the cancellation of Fez II. "yup. it's just not worth it anymore." He replied.
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Fez II, announced last month, was in development for PC but not for Xbox consoles; Fish alluded to unhappy experiences with Microsoft over the publishing and patching of Fez as a reason why.
Kotaku has reached out to Marcus Beer for his reaction to this situation as well. Any comment he provides will be updated here.
 
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Saw a doc a year or two ago that highlighted this and two other indie games. The guy that was involved in this game really did come off as a complete cunt. I will admit I did buy it in this last steam sale since it was cheap.
 

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Fez was definitely the weak link of the three games featured in Indie Game: The Movie. Super Meat Boy and Braid were excellent, even if Jonathan Blow is also a crybaby cunt. Team Meat seemed pretty cool though.
 

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Calling them a pair of t*ssp*ts was a little over the line
 

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Never heard of any of them. The game, developer, or Marcus Beer. Watched a few minutes of game footage on youtube and don't think I'd be interested in the game.

All of them sound like whiney little cunts to me and why is their opinion any damned business of this Annoyed Gamer asshole? It seems like it would be a private matter between Polytron and Microsoft. Why does he feel entitled to get some kind of statement from anyone?
 

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Oh yeah, I remember seeing a video of this. Looked like something that would annoy the fuck out of me.