Phil Fish quit the games industry in a blaze of Twitter abuse this weekend, but industry veteran Cliff Bleszinski wants him to reconsider. In an open letter to the Fez designer, Bleszinski defended Fish’s stance and begged him to return.
“The industry needs people like you to speak with their hearts before their brains because I’m tired of hearing the PR approved appropriate response. I’m tired of games that feel like they’ve been developed by focus groups or clueless executives going “Hey that Call of Duty is big, we need one of those!” wrote Bleszinski on his tumblr.
“Besides, at the end of the day, that cycle of community feedback and crafting that big fireball is entirely too addictive.
Come back, Phil. We miss you already. Maybe I’ll be right behind you, returning with Adamantium skin.”
With Fish’s Twitter currently on lockdown we can’t see if the developer has made any reply to the letter in the public space. All we can do is wait and watch the hole where Fish’s colourful and vibrant personality once sat.