The sickeningly brutal mass shooting simulator Hatred, attempted to get onto Steam via Steam Greenlight today.
Within hours, the game was pulled by Valve for violating the Steam Terms of Service.
Developer Destructive Creations has issued a statement on the matter:
Dear Hatred fans,
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 right to do so. In the same time we want to assure you that this won’t in any way impact the game 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.
Destructive Creations Team
An interesting development was the inclusion of Hatred’s Steam Greenlight stats, featuring an almost 95% approval rating. It’s hard to say what’s next for Hatred, but I imagine this isn’t the last we’ll hear of this game.