Developer of controversial killing game responds to Steam ban

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Steam Greenlight gives independent developers a better chance at getting their games made. Hatred is a controversial video game featuring a lot of killing, similar to Postal. Now what would happen if Hatred had a campaign on Steam Greenlight?

The Hatred Steam Greenlight campaign launched today, and within a couple of hours, Steam banned the campaign for the following reason:

“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.”

Developer Destructive Creations respects Valve’s decision; however, this is what it had to say:

“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.”

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“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.”

Valve has every right to take the game down, but what do you think about their actions? Check out the gameplay trailer below.

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