Yesterday, Polytron's official website and their Twitter page were hacked. According to NeoGaf, some of Fish's personal information was leaked online. Some of that information was reported to be banking information, passwords, email accounts, and more, reported by Polygon.
A tweet by the Fez developer's Twitter account read:
Special announcement regarding Fez 2: polytroncorporation.com - CC @phil_fish @adamsessler @TheQuinnspiracy @alexlifschitz
Since the online attack, Polytron's Twitter account has been suspended and the official site is now down, with a message that states:
"Making Things Better.
Sorry! We are tinkering in the background
and making improvements.
We'll be back momentarily.
While they are working to set things right, Fish tweeted:
"i've been doxxed. the polytron twitter account got hacked. so did the polytron website."
He followed up with a rather upsetting tweet that stated, "I would like to announce that POLYTRON and the FEZ IP are now for sale. No reasonable offer will be turned down. I am done. I want out."
Fish then closed his Twitter account. Fez 2 was announced last year and then the game was cancelled on July 27, 2013.
Fish has been known to upset the gaming world with outlandish comments and his way of handling the public's remarks. In a confrontation with Marcus Beer on Twitter last year, he up and cancelled Fez 2 and said he was taking the money and running and doing away with the gaming industry. This caused much backlash from the gaming community. The entire incident can be read HERE.
He also had much to say about Japanese developers. We'll sum it up for you; he stated that their games "sucked". He followed up with a tweet that read, "im sorry japanese guy! i was a bit rough, but your country's games are f****** terrible nowadays."
Now, it is quite unfortunate that his personal information was hacked. Maybe hiring someone to handle public relations for Polytron, this could have been avoided. This would have kept him from saying things that should have just been kept to himself and wouldn't have resulted in the backlash that he could not handle.