Fez creator Phil Fish last year became, very much against his will, the poster boy for railing against Xbox Live Arcade's patch certification costs. When the charming puzzle-platformer's first patch introduced a save-breaking bug, developer Polytron initially pulled the patch but then re-released it rather than pay "tens of thousands of dollars" to certify a new one.
But hooray, a new Fez patch is being made for XBLA after all, and it's probably no coincidence this news comes only a week after Microsoft publicly confirmed it has dropped patch cert fees.
Polytron had reasoned that, as less than 1% of players were hit by the wonky patch's save bug, it did more good than harm and was the best solution without paying daft amounts of money. But:
Oh, and "IT'S A 4TH OF JULY MIRACLE".