Microsoft has pulled the broken Fez patch which had earlier corrupted some players' game save files, developer Polytron has announced.

"UPDATE : CRISIS SEMI-AVERTED!" announced a post on the Polytron website.

"Microsoft has pulled the patch out of LIVE for now, so at least the problem won't affect new users.

"We're trying to find out what happened and fix it as soon as possible. Like, in less than two months.


We're assuming "two months" is a joke by the developer, but you never know with patches.

The problem patch appeared late last week, with the studio's Twitter posting: "There is an issue that seems fairly widespread where the save file can be seen as corrupted by the game after installing the patch.

"We're floored that this wasn't found in testing."