Game designer Cliff Bleszinski has written an open letter to Fez developer Phil Fish, requesting that he stay in the games industry. Bleszinski's post on Tumblr speaks about how the Gears of War designer has learnt to respond to criticism online, and requests that Phil Fish makes a return.
For those of you who don't know, Phil Fish announced via Twitter that he was getting away from the games industry, and said the amount of negativity he received over the internet was a factor in his decision. Fish then announced that Fez 2 was cancelled. I have included a screenshot of his tweets below, as they are currently protected and I cannot embed them! To be honest, I thought he was just joking around more so than being serious. Hopefully when he cools down, he will rethink his actions. There is a lot of abuse in this industry, but there is also a lot of love. His game got such a high average review score for a reason, and this cancelation is getting such a response for a reason. Hopefully he recognises that.
Below the screenshot of his tweets is a copy of Cliff Bleszinski's letter. Check out his Tumlr for more information.