Hatred Removed From Steam, Development Unaffected
Hatred, the highly controversial game from Destructive Creations, has been pulled from Greenlight mere hours after hitting the #7 spot for the top 100 games. It was already presumed that Steam would be against the game, which has players killing innocents for no reason, and so it really does not seem to be that surprising that it was pulled.
After seeing how rapidly Hatred rose up the Greenlight board, however, it is plain to see that despite people condemning the as yet unreleased game, it still have a massive fanbase behind it. Knowing this, Destructive Creations have said that development on the game will continue as normal in the statement released below.
As you know today we’ve launched our Steam Greenlight campaign for Hatred.
Unfortunately after couple of hours Steam shut it down giving the below as reasons behind their decision:
“We wanted you guys to know that based on what we see on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we’ll be taking it down.”
Even though games like Manhunt or Postal are still available on Steam we of course fully respect Valve’s decision, as they have the right to do so. In the same time we want to assure you that this won’t in any way impact the game’s development, game’s vision or gameplay features we’re aiming for. The game is still to be released in Q2 2015 as planned.
Moreover we don’t treat this as a failure because yet again this showed us a huge community support we’re totally overwhelmed with. After only a couple of hours Greenlight campaign being live, Hatred gathered 13,148 up votes and ended up on a #7 on Top 100 list.
This is the best proof for us that there are diehard Hatred fans out there, waiting for this game to be released. And that we need to keep going to deliver them a game that offers exciting and challenging gameplay.
The whole situation only pushes us forward to go against any adversity and not to give up. It also makes us want to provide our fans Hatred pre-orders sooner, as many of you have asked for them.
At the end of the day you, gamers will judge if we were able to do a game that’s simply fun to play.
Destructive Creations Team
Hatred is still in development and slated for release next year, check back to EntertainmentBuddha.com for all you need to know on the destructive new game.
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