Hatred, the controversial game that tries really hard to be really bad in an edgy sort of way, was pulled from Steam Greenlight a couple hours after it went live. The game has earned itself a fair bit of criticism recently over its premise, which is largely senseless violence for the sake of violence (aka, hatred). The game’s developer Destructive Creations has said it respects Valve’s decision to pull the game, and that it’ll continue pushing forward with the title despite this setback.
If you haven’t previously heard about Hatred, it won’t take long to get acquainted with it. As the trailer below shows, the game revolves around the gamer killing poor unsuspecting victims in a violent spree of hatred and murder. That, of course, is likely also why it was pulled.
According to its developer’s statement, the game rose quickly on Steam Greenlight, receiving 13,148 up-votes to ultimately rest in slot #7 on the Top 100 list before it was pulled. “…we don’t treat this as a failure because yet again this showed us a huge community support we’re totally overwhelmed with,” said Destructive Creations.
In a statement to EuroGamer, Valve explained its decision to pull the game: “Based on what we’ve seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we’ll be taking it down.” Of course, garnering controversy seems to be one of the points behind Hatred, so this doesn’t seem like too much of a loss for the developer.