Microsoft has responded to Polytron's decision to re-issue its troubled patch for Fez instead of releasing a new one due to the high costs associated with it.
The latest patch for Fez has troubled 1 percent of players, but Polytron said when judging the size of the developer, it makes no sense to issue a new patch, which Microsoft would charge “tens of thousands of dollars to re-certify the game". The platform holder has now issued a statement on the matter.
Microsoft Studios chose to support this decision based on the belief that Polytron/Trapdoor were in the best position to determine what the acceptable quality level is for their game. While we do not disclose the cost of Title Updates, we did offer to work with Trapdoor to make sure that wasn’t a blocking issue.
While a minority of players are reporting issues stemming from a corrupted save file, Polytron has stated "the current patch is safe for an overwhelming majority of players."