Microsoft have confirmed that they offered to help Polytron with regards to patching Fez;

“Polytron and their investor, Trapdoor, made the decision not to work on an additional title update for Fez. 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. We remain huge fans of Fez”

So, as we all suspected, Phil Fish decided to keep the money he’d fleeced from his customers instead of using some of it to fix his broken mess of a game.

If you’re reading this Phil, I suggest buying some anti-wanker tablets with it.