Phil Fish is an enigmatic personality in the world of video games. He’s never been one to shy away from controversial opinions. Some people hate him, some people love him, few people fall in between. I personally am fond of Fish, he made one of my favorite platformers of all time in Fez. I for one see Phil Fish as a sympathetic figure. If you watched Indie Game The Movie, you’ll see Phil Fish, an insecure man, a man that cares too much. A man that cares so much about his own creation that he takes his own life into question.
Around a year ago, Phil Fish left the games industry and canceled Fez II. Saying the following.
“Fez 2 is cancelled. I am done. I take the money and I run. This is as much as I can stomach. This isn’t the result of any one thing, but the end of a long, bloody campaign. You win.”
Yesterday Phil Fish reaffirmed these statements tweeting this.
seriously, shut the fuck up about FEZ 2. never going to happen. you don’t deserve it.
— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) August 17, 2014
Well as a fan of video games, this sure is disappointing. I’m going to go play Fez again, bye.