Fez can be taken off GOG tomorrow on the developer’s request
Come tomorrow, Fez can be bought on one fewer digital storefront. The 2012 puzzle journey sport about shifting views is leaving GOG.
GOG revealed the departure with a easy message on its boards. It reads: “Per request from the Polytron Company, Fez can be unavailable on the market on GOG.COM beginning on July 25, four pm UTC (8am Pacific). In the event you personal Fez on GOG.COM by that date, you will retain entry to it in your library.”
It is unclear as to why Polytron requested for Fez to be taken off GOG. The obvious motive can be due to a Postal 2 GIF that GOG shared on Twitter final week. It’s seemingly a pro-Gamergate meme that reveals the protagonist pissing on a headstone that reads “Video games Journalism, Dedicated Suicide August 28, 2014.” That is the date that is generally accepted as the start of Gamergate.
GOG walked again its involvement the day after posting the GIF. GOG deleted the unique tweet and despatched out an apology that stated: “Sadly, we have didn’t make the affiliation between the picture, the date, and an abusive motion. Our intention was by no means to harm or condone hate. Now we have eliminated the tweet now, we clearly tousled right here.”
The timing traces up for the Postal 2 GIF to be the rationale Polytron desires Fez off of GOG. Nevertheless, it might conceivably be one thing way more easy than that. It might be some kind of expiring contractual partnership that Polytron does not need to renew. We have reached out to Polytron, Phil Fish, and GOG for remark and perception as to why Fez is being delisted from GOG. We’ll replace this text if/once we obtain any responses.
Fez is Leaving GOG.COM’s Storefront [GOG.COM]