Fez creator already planning next project outside XBLA, looking at Kickstarter

By Johnny Cullen
13 March 2012 07:23 GMT

Fez creator Phil Fish has confirmed he is already in the midst of planning his next project after Fez, confirming it won’t be an XBLA title.

“Our next project is going to be not for XBLA,” Fish told Joystiq at SXSW.

He added, when asked about the limited exclusivity for XBLA and if there was any possibility of a similarity for the next game: “I think it’s unfortunate that Microsoft works that way, but… we gave them what they wanted and they’ve been backing us up the whole time.

“I’m sure you’ve heard many horror stories of people working with XBLA; they’ve been nothing but understanding and supporting of us this whole entire time.”

Further, he added he is looking at possibly raising funds for the next title using Kickstarter.

“”It’s going to take a while before we get money from Microsoft, and I want to get started on this project that I’m making with a couple people, a larger team than just me and another guy,” said Fish.

“We wouldn’t need much and we wouldn’t ask for much, but I assume we’ll get more than we ask for, having just won the [IGF McNaily] grand prize and Fez about to come out.”

Fish added the Kickstarter wouldn’t launch until after Fez, currently in certification at Microsoft, was released.

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