We thought the story behind Fez was long over. A challenging development cycle, and even more challenging lead developer and his Twitter rage, a sequel that was announced and vanished within a month … Fez has had everything, and now it even has a surprise PC update a year in the making.
Released last Friday on Steam, Fez Update 1.12 has been in development in secret with former Polytron lead developer Renaud Bédard. In a short note on Steam, Bédard mentions working on the patch for over a year and deciding not to announce any details or release dates, opting instead to privately beta test it with some dedicated fans, speedrunners and friends since January this year.
The patch itself fixes a host of issues with the game on PC, along with some updates that aim to improve its performance. I’d list the patch notes here but it’s a fairly lengthy list, so instead I’ll link to it here so you can check it out for yourself. It should also be noted that the this is PC only, no updates to previous releases on console.
The patch should provide the most definitive version of the game to date for those who already own it, but for those who eitehr don’t own it or (for some reason) have neve played it, Fez goes for $9.99 USD, which is but loose change for one of the best indie games of all time.
Mark Isaacson is the editor of PN2. Go say hi @Mark_D_Isaacson