Phil Fish has said there are no plans to bring Fez 2 to Xbox One or Xbox 360.
Speaking with Polygon, when asked which platforms the indie sequel would be released on he replied: “not Xbox.”
Fish has spoken previously about the difficulties and expense in patching Fez on XBL Arcade, stating that had the game been released on PC, the game would have “been fixed two weeks after release, at no cost to us.”
The inability to self-publish on Microsoft consoles is also a problem for Polytron, he said.
“With Microsoft they’ve made it painfully clear they don’t want my ilk on their platform,” he said. “I can’t even self-publish there. Whereas on PS4, I can. It’s that simple. Microsoft won’t let me develop for their console. But Sony will.”
As far as creating a sequel as opposed to something new entire, this is what Fish had to say on going with Fez 2.
“It is an entirely new game. FEZ 2 is to FEZ 1 what Zelda 2 was to Zelda 1, but more different,” he said. “The biggest reason is that I just wanted to go back to that world. I want to expand on my little world and its mythology. It’s not a case of wanting to recycle ideas we didn’t get to put in FEZ 1.
“Since the games are going to be so different, there’s not a whole lot that could just carry over.”