The Creator of the critically acclaimed indie title FEZ, Phil Fish, has sparked a decent amount of controversy over the past few days. Earlier this week, he had yet another meltdown on Twitter by defending Zoe Quinn, the developer behind the indie title Depression Quest, which has been accused of exchanging sex for positive press. This, led Fish into cancelling FEZ 2 forever yet again. And now, it looks like he is done with the gaming industry for good.
After hackers exposed his passwords, financial records, social security information and other personal details, Phil Fish has decided to put his company, Polytron, up for sale. This deal also includes all the rights to his game FEZ as well.
Just before deleting his Twitter account, Fish tweeted the following:
This is videogames. this is what i get. this is unacceptable. this is not okay. terrorist. never again, you hear me? never again. this is videogames. this is your audience. to every aspiring game developer out there: don’t. give up. it’s not worth it. nothing is worth this. give up on your dreams. they are actually nightmares. just don’t do it. RUN AWAY.
What do you make of all of this? Is Phil Fish overreacting or is he making the right decision? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to stay tuned to Gamer Headlines for more details on Polytron’s selling.